Two International Flights Inagurated Today at SJC


April 1, 2001


Welcome! It is a big day at San Jose International(SJC) airport today. There are two new international flights today departing to new destinations: Taipei, and Paris.

To Taipei from San Jose

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The far end of the A concourse is decorated for the inaugural Taipei departure.


Lions

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With the soound of drums approaching the gate area one silver and one gold lion dances their way to the departure lounge. Wish there were a better picture, the Gee Yung lion dancers put on a dramatic performance!

Speeches

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Lots of speeches here today...

Vice Mayor of San Jose

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Vice Mayor of San Jose, George Shirakawa, Jr. welcomes the new air service.

The 777 and the Water Cannons

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The water cannons have started as the 777 operating as AA 151 to Taipei departs the gate.

The Christening of the Flight

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Flight 151 is christened under the bright sun of a Sunday afternoon in San Jose.

The Party for Paris

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It is now early evening, and another party begins at Gate 15. Ron on the accordion, and two dancers entertain passengers and visitors gathered at the gate.

An Artist Too

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An artist paints a Paris scene, as we get ready for...

More Speeches!

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Bruno Guerquin, Deputy Counsel General from the French Consulate remarks about a feeling of friendship. He tells us this is his first visit to SJC.

Saluting Flight 112 to Paris

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It is a bright evening, but with a low sun angle at this time, we see the 767 depart under the water cannons as it leaves the departure gate for Paris.

Take-Off to Paris!

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If you look in the center of the picture flight 112 has just left the runway in San Jose. We wish all aboard Bon Voyage!

Thanks, Ron

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Passengers and visitors enjoyed the festive mood from Ron on the accordion.

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