Under the airport’s Air Service Support Program created in 2006, five airlines will share in $7.3 million over an 18-month period because they are launching new service or adding flights on existing routes.

However, the airport expects to realize a net positive impact to its bottom line of $5.5 million because of the new flights. That black ink comes from other airport fees, concessions, parking and the Passenger Facility Charge on each ticket that pays for airport improvements. SJC projects an annual economic benefit of $67.4 million to the region it serves.