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It's happening. A Google airline terminal is happening.
Two months ago we hinted that Google was looking to drop some dough on some tarmac to call their very own. And, according to Airport World, that plan for a Google Terminal at San Jose International is moving full speed ahead after the San Josť City Council gave the green light for Signature Flight Support to sign a 50-year lease for land at the airport.
It's on that 29-acre piece of land that Signature (a fixed-base operator, or FBO) plans to put $82 million into the construction of 270,000 square feet of LEED Gold facilities (inclusive of the 17,000 square foot terminal) exclusively for "private jets belonging to Google chiefs and other Silicon Valley businesses." So, in other words, not your average travelers or even the highest tier frequent flyers will be welcome.
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Weíre all about the latest and greatest when it comes to airports. From new restaurants, lounges, and even yoga rooms, if itís taking place in the airport we want to know about it. Thatís why we were a little saddened to learn about one airport terminal in California that we probably wonít be able to check out anytime soon. Thatís because we donít have loads of cash, and we donít have a corner office over at Google.
Apparently thereís such an influx of private business jets in and out of San Jose International Airport that Google is on the cusp of building their own terminal.
Has it been 15 minutes yet? Mega-Olympian Michael Phelps appears in a new commercial for CitationShares touting the private jet's absence of security. Wait, that's a good thing?
The fractional jet provider owned by Cessna boasts, besides comfortable service, the dream of avoiding the indignities of airport security. For anyone trying to carry large amounts of metal around, it's a plus! In Citation's other ad, after the jump, Phelps provides a little special in-flight entertainment.