San José Airport to Close Oldest Terminal

2 February 2010 (Last Updated February 2nd, 2010 18:30)

Mineta San José International Airport in the US will close its oldest terminal and partially open a new terminal as part of a $1.3bn terminal area improvement programme. Terminal C's baggage claim building is expected to be demolished this month and will be converted into a surface

Mineta San José International Airport in the US will close its oldest terminal and partially open a new terminal as part of a $1.3bn terminal area improvement programme.

Terminal C's baggage claim building is expected to be demolished this month and will be converted into a surface parking lot.

The demolition is partly to facilitate the airport's new loop roadway that runs in front of the terminals.

The ground transportation median island will house the taxi service for Terminal C while the bus service will move to Terminal C's security checkpoint.

The new Terminal B baggage claim area will be partially opened for use while other construction activity continues.

The first flight from Terminal B is scheduled to begin on 30 June.

The remaining airlines in Terminal C are expected to be relocated to Terminal A or B once the new terminal opens.