Google Founders Break Ground on Private Terminal at San Jose Airport

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    NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman shows how some of the wealthiest men in Silicon Valley are funding a new terminal for private jets. (Published Friday, Feb 28, 2014)

    Work has begun on the $82 million terminal at San Jose International Airport which will house private jets owned by the founders of Google.

    Google executives are signing a 50-year lease to bring planes, jobs and revenue to San Jose.

    The terminal is being built by Signature Flight Support and the aircraft will be handled by a company called Blue City Holdings.

    Those involved with the project were quick to point out to NBC Bay Area that the project is not a "Google airport."

    The terminal will be built on 29 acres, featuring seven hangers, five of which will be used exclusively by Google's founders. The other two hangers will be used by other signature customers.

    The project will be built on San Jose Airport's former long-term parking lot, transforming it into a haven for corporate jets.

    The Google founders have also stored their fleet of planes at Moffett Field in Mountain View, but their current agreement with NASA expires in July.