SAN JOSE (KCBS)— The general aviation side of Mineta San Jose International Airport, home to much of the private and corporate jet traffic, will soon be seeing some big changes.

Bids to complete upgrades on the west side of the airport are being sought. The plan calls for building new hangars as well as providing maintenance services for corporate air craft.

Mayor Chuck Reed said San Jose has one of the best corporate aviation business markets in the country.

“There’s a great deal of demand in corporate service. Everything from fixed-based operators to corporate tenants,” he said.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

On the terminal side, the latest airport master plan projects passenger traffic to double in the next 15 years.

Reed said passenger traffic is the key component of why a new airport was built.

“To give comfort, convenience, and safety to all of our passengers,” Reed said.

He added that the airport is great facility and that he anticipates it growing.

A $1.5 billion airport improvement project started in 2006 is mostly complete.

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