SJ airport business slow -- still 15% under pre-9/11 levels
- Published Thursday, July 28, 2005, in the San Jose Business Journal
San Jose airport business remains slow
A tick over 11 million passengers traveled through Mineta San Jose
International Airport during the fiscal year ending June 30, a scant
0.7 percent increase over the 2004 fiscal year.
While San Francisco International and Oakland International's
overall passenger traffic is now above pre-Sept. 11, 2001 numbers,
San Jose remains about 15 percent below those heady days.
More recent numbers are even gloomier, with passenger traffic down
0.02 percent in June as 1.01 million passengers flying either in
or out of San Jose. Over the first six months of 2005, passenger
traffic is down 0.9 percent, with 5.31 million passengers using
Mineta San Jose.
Meanwhile, domestic cargo traffic is down 14.4 percent, with 17.65
million tons going through Mineta San Jose in June, down from 20.63
million in June 2004. Overall, cargo traffic is down 11.9 percent
for the first six months of 2005 with 105.57 million tons compared
to 119.86 in the first six months of 2004.
Silicon Valley's high-tech companies -- the life-blood of Mineta
San Jose -- continue to limit employee travel.
Traveling through Mineta San Jose could be tougher over the next
12 months as construction of the 1.3 million square foot North
Concourse will be in full swing.