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For Google’s Founders, What’s Cooler Than a Private Jet? A Private Terminal


This week, a little-noticed vote by the San Jose City Council paved the (run)way for one of the sweetest perks in the history of the tech industry. Call it Terminal G.

Google’s top three executives already have a Boeing 757 and this Boeing 767 among the private jets in their collection. Now they’ll be able to board them in plebian-free bliss at their own private terminal at Mineta San Jose International Airport.

The 29-acre development on the airport’s west side won’t be entirely private: Other private jet owners will also have access. But Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and international nerd of mystery Eric Schmidt will certainly be the most prominent regulars.

The City Council’s 10-1 vote approved a 50-year lease agreement with Signature Flight Support, a white-shoe service provider for government, military and private air travel. Signature is partnering on the $82 million facility with Blue City Holdings, which airport officials describe as a Mountain View, California-based corporation “representing the personal aircraft of the principals at Google.”

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