Mineta San José International Airport Launches New Online Parking Reservations Ahead of Busy Holiday Travel Season

Nov. 15, 2021
Online reservations, touchless entry & exit, and license plate recognition among upgrades.

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is helping travelers take the worry out of airport parking by introducing online parking reservations. The upgrade is part of a full suite of state-of-the-art parking improvements introduced as the airport prepares for a busy holiday travel period.

Upgrades to SJC’s Parking Program include touchless entry & exit, license plate recognition, and savings of over 15% when booking your parking ahead online at flysanjose.com/parking. Reservations are now available for Economy Lot 1 through 2022, with plans to expand the program to all lots by early next year.

“As the holidays approach, we couldn’t be more excited to introduce Online Parking Reservations at Mineta San José International,” said John Aitken, SJC director of aviation. “Prior to the pandemic, record-breaking passenger traffic sometimes meant difficulty for travelers looking to secure a spot in our parking facilities. Now, as traffic returns, people can arrive with a level of certainty that they have a parking spot awaiting them at the airport.”

A how-to video with instructions for using the new online parking reservation system is available on the airport’s website and social media pages.

“A stress-free trip begins with planning at home,” said SJC Assistant Director of Aviation Judy Ross. “This new online parking reservation system takes the worry out of airport parking, offering travelers more control over their planning, and providing a more seamless total airport experience. Pandemic recovery has already included new infrastructure, new amenities, and new technologies for our customers, and our team and partners continue to show great dedication to delivering tools supporting the return to travel.”  

“SJC was looking to improve their operation and make the parking experience not only more user-friendly, but also more efficient and effective to operate,” said Chris McKenty, head of sales, North America for SKIDATA.  “We were able to work with airport executives to design a solution that will make parking at the airport much more convenient, while dramatically improving parking operations, both immediately and for years to come.”  

The airport expects to see more than 400,000 passengers over the 11-day period surrounding Thanksgiving. Online parking bookings have already begun in earnest for the holiday season. Inside the terminals, travelers will also be able to enjoy live instrumental music, provided by roaming guitarists who will be strolling the gates in both terminals (A & B) from Nov. 18-25.