Google execs building $82M airport to house their private jets

Posted: February 9, 2013 by sykose in SykOtic


Extreme of a different nature.

Originally posted on VentureBeat:

san jose airportI have lots of ideas for when I am rich and famous, but they do not include an airport.

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have different plans, however. The powerful duo are proposing to build a $82 million facility for private and corporate jets at Mineta San Jose International Airport.

According to a news release issued by the airport, Signature Flight Support will be awarded a 50-year lease on the airport’s West Side “to develop and operate a 29-acre, $82 million facility, in which they will manage, most notably, the personal aircraft of the principals at Google, among other clients.”

The issue of where to park your planes is certainly an important one. The combined fleet of Page, Brin, and executive chairman Eric Schmidt is estimated at around 8 jets, not including Google’s corporate fleet. The planes are currently housed at Moffett Federal Airfield in…

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