2000's

2000 – Passenger traffic hits an all-time high of 14.2 million passengers per year during the Silicon Valley dot.com boom.

2001 – City Council approves naming the airport to “Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport” in honor of the former Mayor and long-term Congressman.

2002 – Passenger traffic falls sharply to 10.1 million per year following the dot-com bust and 9/11 impact on aviation and national economy.

2003 – City Council names the terminal complex after first airport manager, Jim Nissen, and the airfield after Ernie Renzel, the “Father of the Airport.”

2004 – Groundbreaking for the North Concourse, the first phase of the planned comprehensive replacement of all SJC terminal facilities.

2005 – City Council reduces scale of modernization program from estimated $4.5 billion ten-year plan to $1.5 billion, four-year program in response to lower projections for passengers and revenues.

2006 – Construction begins on the revised Terminal Area Improvement Program under a design-build contract with Hensel Phelps Construction Co.