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Article move?[edit]

Should this be moved to Mineta San Jose International Airport? The media seems to include his name in it now. --Jiang 06:19, 11 Jan 2004 (UTC)

If the city has an accent mark in its name, does the airport? RickK 06:24, 11 Jan 2004 (UTC)
Let's just go by what its official website says. --Jiang 06:27, 11 Jan 2004 (UTC)
It does have an accent. --Jiang 06:27, 11 Jan 2004 (UTC)
No one calls the airport by its full name. Reverted the page move --Jiang 05:10, 30 May 2004 (UTC)
What do think a redirect page is for? --James Anatidae 05:13, 30 May 2004 (UTC)
no. It already redirects from Mineta San Jose International Airport and also from SJC Kgrr 07:13, 10 September 2005 (UTC)
I think the article name should reflect the official name of the airport, and have all previous names redirect to the new page. --Will74205 05:56, 10 October 2005 (UTC)


Can someone post exterior and/or interior pictures of Terminal A and C? Construction pictures of the North Concourse would be good also. --Will74205 05:53, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

Last time I was there, there wasn't really anything going on at all in terms of the construction of the North Concourse. It was just a fenced off area with construction trucks and whatnot. They've closed gate A1C, though, and when I go there, it's a nighttime. --User:butterfly0fdoom 16:43, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Can someone post exterior pictures of Terminal B and the North Concourse? We already have one picture of Terminal B now, but we still need more. Also since the ConRAC parking and rental car facility is almost finished it looks pretty cool now. Can someone also post pictures of the ConRAC parking garage and rental car facility. The Hands mural is almost done and looks cool, so I thought someone should post pictures of it. - Jmumman 17:36, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

I took some recently, I'll look to upload any good ones. Mgw89 (talk) 06:17, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

I added a Terminal C picture, as well as moving one of the Terminal A pictures to the left side to eliminate a big space. I'll look for an external B picture as well. Mgw89 (talk) 07:20, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

  • Thanks for adding the photo. If I may suggest it, please upload to Wikimedia Commons where most of the images are so they can be shared among Wikimedia sites, including other language editions of Wikipedia. I was going to help with categorization under San Jose, the airport, etc - that was when I noticed it wasn't on Commons. Anyway, just a suggestion - it was intended to be helpful. Ikluft (talk) 10:32, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Ok, I'll do that from now on. Mgw89 (talk) 19:33, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Looks a lot better than before, thanks! Jmumman (talk) 19:42, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
  • No problem. I'll see if I have any further ones to add that might work. Mgw89 (talk) 05:15, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Please do add more if you can. Jmumman (talk) 23:05, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Requested move (3 March 2006)[edit]

The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the debate was no consensus move. —Nightstallion (?) 20:50, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportSan Jose International AirportWikipedia:Naming conventions (common names) copied from the entry on the WP:RM page

  • Support: It is general policy to prefer common names to official ones, especially in cases where the official name is rarely used. ProveIt (talk) 16:56, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Against: People had already discussed this last year. The move is unnecessary especially since the commonly used name already re-direct to this article. --Will74205 18:12, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

I propose we move the page to San Jose International Airport since that is what people call it. ProveIt (talk) 15:27, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

  • In this case I would say the common name "San Jose International Airport" takes precedent.Gateman1997 05:42, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
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Requested move (28 March 2006)[edit]

The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the debate was don't move. —Nightstallion (?) Seen this already? 07:41, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

San Jose International AirportSan José International Airport – Correct spelling, relfecting the official web page ([1]) and Wikipedia's own usage (read the article, and see the article on the city: San José, CaliforniaMareklug talk 05:20, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Add *Support or *Oppose followed by an optional one-sentence explanation, then sign your opinion with ~~~~
  • Furthermore, it is "San Jose Intl" in the ICAO list of airport codes.[3] Gene Nygaard 05:47, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Wikipedia policy is to prefer the common name San Jose International Airport -- ProveIt (talk) 06:02, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Please stop moving the article for no apparent reason. San Jose International Airport is the article name before January 2006 and is the most common usage. Furthermore, the official name is Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport, if one wants to change to the official name.--Will74205 09:54, 28 March 2006 (UTC)Corrected --Will74205 12:10, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
Comment Actually, the correct spelling is Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport;the letters è and é are not interchangeable. -- Mareklug talk 10:09, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose, per Gene. Jonathunder 03:30, 29 March 2006 (UTC)


Add any additional comments
  • IATA also lists it as "NORMAN Y. MINETA SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL ARPT". [4] Gene Nygaard 06:02, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Comment : Suggest that verbalis/zing "San Jose" as {San Joe-say} is US/U.S.-centric. (Similarly, "Santa Fe" as {Santa Fay}, etc.)  "San José International Airport" seems less ambiguous (and also indicates the city's Spanish heritage). Regards, David Kernow 23:28, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
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747 landing at San Jose[edit]

What is the history of SJC and 747s? That is how often have they landed there? and under what circumstances? Why don't the land there more often? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:11, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Though the airliner runways 12L/30R and 12R/30L could handle the weight and are long enough, the compact layout of the runways and taxiways limit the wingspan of aircraft which can operate at SJC. The largest is a Boeing 777. American operated the daily non-stop flights to Tokyo using McDonnell Douglas MD-11 and later Boeing 777-200ER aircraft from 1992 to 2007. And even then, aircraft as large as MD-11s or Boeing 757s can't operate on some adjacent taxiways when a 777 uses a taxiway or the runways. See the wingspan restrictions at (this page is a copy of federal publications about the airport). Ikluft 18:39, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
I stand corrected. I saw a Boeing 747SP take off from SJC at 4:18PM today (Nov 19, 2007). This is an extremely rare event, though apparently not the first. I looked up which plane it is on and posted a screenshot so that it will be accessible here even after the web site where I got it expires the data about that flight. With some net-sleuthing, some friends and I were able to determine this aircraft (previously N747FU, recently re-registered N747A) belongs to Fry's Electronics which is headquartered in San Jose. I found a history of that airframe at It says N747A just got out of being repainted and overhauled on Oct 19 at San Bernardino CA and began making shakedown flights on Nov 9 following additional work in Victorville CA. The FAA registration on N747A matches the street address of Fry's Electronics headquarters in San Jose. In the process of looking for this, a friend also found photos of a previous 747-400 charter plane at SJC in Apr 2007 at That page claims there was one previous 747 at SJC in the 1970's. I noticed the airport publications at now have new instructions for "unscheduled operations by Group 5 aircraft (B747) and larger" to contact the airport manager first. And I checked the wingspan of a 747SP - it's 3 feet shorter than the 777-200ER which already operated out of SJC for the previously-mentioned Tokyo route. Note that 747-300 and 747-400 models have wider wingspans, which will have some additional effect on airport operations whenever they are present. So this changes the previous answer - 747's are still rare at SJC but now they're on the menu. Ikluft (talk) 04:33, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Additional reference: "San Jose Ballet's head-turning move", San Jose Mercury News, Nov 21, 2007. See the quote of an airport spokesman at the end of the article about two previous 747 landings at SJC before N747FU landed twice on Nov 19. So the total 747 landings at SJC appears to be 4, and will now go up with each return of N747FU. Ikluft (talk) 01:57, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Demolition of part of Terminal C[edit]

I see on the revision history that there seems to be disagreement over which gates are remaining and which were removed at Terminal C for the Terminal B construction. Let me point out the updated map of SJC Terminal C shows the terminal now has gates C1 to C14. Whoever keeps saying that C12, C13 and C14 have been demolished, please wait until that happens. Yes, eventually all of the current Terminal C (the original San Jose Municipal Airport terminal) will be demolished. But let's keep an accurate pace with it. Ikluft (talk) 05:03, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

The Feb 8 construction update also addresses the Terminal C partial demolition to make room for Terminal B construction. Some gates were relocated. Ikluft (talk) 19:03, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Image formatting[edit]

I added a pic of Terminal B departure hall, but the format is still bad. If someone with knowledge could look into this, I've run out of time. Mgw89 (talk) 06:38, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done OK. How's that look? Ikluft (talk) 08:13, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Money. I didn't have enough time to sift through the how to section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mgw89 (talkcontribs) 04:14, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Airport dest list[edit]

I've been looking at San Francisco International Airport's Wikipedia page and comparing it to Mineta San Jose International Airport's Wikipedia page. I noticed that right next to the destinations on SFO's page it has the terminals locations instead of the seperate airport dest lists. I propose that we make one huge dest list with all of the airlines, destinations and terminals. If you don't what I'm saying look at the examples below.

New Proposed version(example)

American Airlines| Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago O'Hare | A —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jmumman (talkcontribs) 06:13, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

  • I have redone the airport destinations list.

Thank you —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jmumman (talkcontribs) 05:40, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Cargo Airport Dest List[edit]

On some other airports' it has destinations for cargo airlines. If you look at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, they have a dest list for cargo airlines. I propose we make another airport dest list for cargo airlines. Other airports that have dest lists for cargo that I know of are Narita International Airport and Delhi International Airport. I know that very few airports have this, but we should make a dest list for cargo airlines too. New proposed dest list(example)

FedEx Express| Memphis, Indianapolis

UPS| Louisville, Ontario

Air Transport International| Toledo, Sacramento, Chicago/Rockford - Jmumman(Talk)

Cargo destination lists are not easily verifiable. (Cargo doesn't care or know how it gets from point A to point B, and shippers don't care [critically] whether it takes 14 hours or 20 hours.) Cargo carriers are OK, but destinations, I think not. HkCaGu (talk) 08:45, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Ok so, no cargo airport dest list. -Jmumman(Talk)

Other destinations[edit]

I went to Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport yesterday, and I saw that there were flights coming from Tucson, and Colombus. I was looking at the arriving flights and it said that both flights from Colombus and Tucson were operated by Southwest Airlines. Were those flights charters? On FlightAware it didn't say anything about those flights, I don't know if those flights were charters. Can someone please go to Mineta San Jose International Airport's Terminal A, and look at the screen where it has arriving and departing flights and see if those flights exist?

  • Those aren't on Southwest's route map. What can happen sometimes (and probably happened in that case since there was weather that day) is a flight may skip a stop where it will not be able to land, so that passengers for following stops don't also have to be delayed and the plane and crew can continue with the schedule where they need to be. For example, last year I heard on the radio that San Jose Tower asked a Southwest flight going to Little Rock if that was a new route. The pilot answered that they were supposed to go to Vegas first - but the Vegas airport was closed for snow. So they were going direct to their next stop. Ikluft (talk) 21:29, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Former Hub For...[edit]

I think we should make a section called Former Hub For... on the article. Considering that SJC was a former hub for American Airlines and Reno Air, I think people who read SJC's article should know that. I propose a section called Former Hub For... Here's is probably what it would like(example)

Former Hub For...

American Airlines- ? year-? year

Reno Air- ? year-1999

--Jmumman (talk) 03:24, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Thumbs up. I think this sounds fine, with the usual caveat... as long as there are sources for the info. Ikluft (talk) 23:26, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Frontier Pulling Out of SJC[edit]

I know that Frontier Airlines will end it's San Jose-Denver service. When Frontier Airlines pulls out of SJC, will Frontier take Republic Airlines with it? --Jmumman (talk) 22:10, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

i think so, but alaska and jet blue are adding new service so although sjc has lost a carrier- its future still looks very promising —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:43, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

California Pacific Airlines[edit]

I hear "CP Air" is going to start service from Carlsbad to SJC sometime in April 2011. Anyone have the specific date? --Jmumman (talk) 21:57, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

FAA airport diagram[edit]

can anyone find an updated FAA diagram (the current one has Terminal C on it from 2005)? I've tried searching but haven't found one yet. Gamer9832 (talk) 14:36, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

  • There's one here [5], but I'm not sure if it's a free image. Mgw89 (talk) 02:10, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

I'd use that, I believe its a public free image. I'm not sure about that though. --Jmumman (talk) 01:02, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Alaska Airlines goes international at Mineta San Jose Intl Airport[edit]

Alaska Airlines has just recently announced San Jose-San José del Cabo. Alaska Airlines is in Terminal B at SJC, but since the flight is going to be international won't the flight have to go in Terminal A's International Arrivals? --Jmumman (talk) 18:48, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

  • One would expect this. Do you have a ref for this? Mgw89 (talk) 02:00, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Busiest routes etc.[edit]

I've found this page has information about SJC's busiest routes, on-time percentages, etc. We should use this info in some way. I don't know how we should use this info, but here's the link, Click here --Jmumman (talk) 02:51, 12 September 2010 (UTC)


I see in the text "In November 2001, the airport was renamed after Norman Yoshio Mineta, who is a native of San Jose, its former mayor and congressman, former United States Secretary of Commerce and former United States Secretary of Transportation. In December 2003, the airfield was named after former mayor Ernie Renzel.[13]"

In the article about Renzel, the date stated is 2004. In fact, the sentence in the article explains the distinction better...

How 'bout I fix that up? Any opposition? JByrd (talk) 19:08, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

AirCal 336 on Runway 19R?[edit]

The bit under incidents about AirCal 336 cleared for rwy 19R, landing on 19R, etc. can't be correct - SJC has no 19R. Was there ever a 19R at SJC? I doubt it - SJC is surrounded by highways and railways. Titaniumlegs (talk) 08:01, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Never mind - AirCal 336 was landing at John Wayne (SNA). Reading comprehension. However, this makes it a flimsy connection to SJC, given that the flight merely departed SJC, and the incident took place entirely at SNA. Titaniumlegs (talk) 08:05, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Runway 11/29 Closure[edit]

in Sept 2009 the runway 11/29 was announced to be temporarily closed for 90 days; and then subsequently was never re-opened, instead the closure was continued until finally the runway was permanently closed and incorporated in a new widened taxiway W on the west-side of runway 30L.

This closure was effectively closing the only general aviation runway in San Jose. Thetilo (talk) 03:03, 20 February 2013 (UTC)