The city-owned airport built a $58 million interim facility to serve its rising passenger volume until more permanent gates could be added. Five temporary gates opened in summer 2019, and a sixth opened a few months later.

Over the past five years, SJC has been one of the country’s fastest-growing airports. In 2018, it served 14.3 million passengers, a 52% increase from 2014. By year-end 2019, SJC expected to serve 15.7 million travelers, almost 10% more than the previous year.