San Jose International Airport

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San Jose International Airport

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, commonly known simply as San Jose International Airport, is a city-owned public airport in San Jose, California, United States serving Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley. It is named after San Jose native Norman Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and U.S. Secretary of Commerce, who also served as Mayor of San Jose and as a San Jose City Councilman.

Before it became Silicon Valley, Santa Clara Valley once was famous as “The Valley of Heart’s Delight” known for its flowery blanket of orchards and the largest fruit production and packing region in the world until the 1960s. However, its transformation into the global center of technology innovation started long ago in 1938 when electronics pioneers Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard began harvesting the fruits of their labor.

Hewlett Packard was born in the legendary Palo Alto garage, becoming the model for subsequent generations of inventors and game changers as Santa Clara Valley started to grow and prosper after World War II. The breathtaking orchards of Santa Clara Valley were slowly replaced by subdivisions, shopping centers, and industrial parks through the 1950s and 60s. Silicon Valley emerged as waves of technology, from semiconductors to the “cloud,” and it’s now home to some of the world’s greatest technology enterprises including Google, Intel, Cisco, Apple, HP, Adobe, Applied Materials, eBay, and many more.

Mineta San José International Airport is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, just minutes away from these global technology giants. Conveniently serving a wealthy and diverse region approaching four million people and thousands of Silicon Valley companies, SJC is Silicon Valley’s airport.


Airport News

San Jose Airport Welcomes Alaska Airlines New Innovations Including Faster Check-In and Self-Bag Drop System

Tech-driven enhancements are coming fast and furiously to airports across the country, including San Jose where Alaska Airlines is testing out new technology to advance the way people travel. Our innovation team plans to modernize …

Zoom Zone Designed by Children’s Discovery Museum Opens for Play at Mineta San José International Airport

As travelers return to Mineta San José International Airport, families with young children can now safely get their pre-flight jitters out thanks to a new play space created by Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. …


Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
1701 Airport Blvd
San Jose
CA 95110
United States
  • +1 408-392-3600