San Antonio International Airport

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About San Antonio International Airport

San Antonio International Airport aerial view

Credit: Ken Lund on Flickr

San Antonio International Airport is an international airport in San Antonio, Texas and the main airport in San Antonio. The airport mainly facilitates domestic flights from within the US but also has international flights flying from various Mexican cities. 

There are currently no commercial airlines that use the airport as a hub. 

The airport was opened in 1942 and was used as an army training base for the US army. The airport opened to the public at the end of World War II, with the first commercial flight following shortly after.

The airport has undergone a number of expansions in its time, with the opening of two new terminals being the main expansions (one now demolished).

In 2018, there were talks that a new airport was to be built in San Antonio, which would replace San Antonio International Airport. However, the idea was discarded and officials have instead decided to use the money to expand and renovate the existing San Antonio International Airport, with a new, third terminal set to be built.

What is the airport code for San Antonio International Airport?

The airport code for San Antonio International Airport is SAT.

Airport Location

San Antonio International Airport is located in Uptown Central San Antonio. It can take between 15–35 minutes to drive from San Antonio International to downtown San Antonio, depending on the time of day you're travelling.

Facilities

San Antonio Airport Flight Monitors

There's an array of facilities and service at San Antonio International, ensuring that you'll have everything you need before your flight. 

Facilities Include:

  • WIFI
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Passenger assistance
  • Airport lounges
  • Animal relief area
  • Chapel
  • Lactation room
  • Car rental
  • Parking

Lounges by terminal:

USO Lounge

Located at Terminal B.

  • Free snacks
  • WIFI
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TV screens
  • Flight monitors

 

United Airlines United Club

Located at Terminal B.

  • Free snacks
  • Free beer and wine
  • WIFI
  • Flight monitors
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TV screens
  • Lost and found

 

Runways

The airport has three runways — two 2,500m+ runways used for scheduled flights and a smaller one used for charter and general aviation.

The two runways used for scheduled flights are runway 4/22 (2,592m in length) and 13R/31L (2,591 in length). The runways used for charter and general aviation is runway 13L/31R. 

With the airport's master expansion plan. it plans to build another large runway that will be used to help facilitate extra scheduled passenger traffic. 

Terminals

There are currently two terminals at San Antonio International Airport — Terminal A and Terminal B.

The terminals used to be named Terminal 1 (now Terminal A) and Terminal 2 (now demolished). The airport's old Terminal 2 was demolished in 2011 after the new and existing Terminal B was built. When Terminal A opened, the existing Terminal 1 was renamed Terminal A, as to give consistency to the terminal names.

There are plans to build a third terminal, Terminal C, in the airport's master expansion plan.

Terminal A

Opened in 1975, Terminal A, formerly Terminal 1, is the older and larger terminal of the two terminals at the airport. More than half of the airlines that fly to San Antonio International operate out of this terminal.

Terminal B

Terminal B opened in 2010 and is the smaller terminal of the two terminals at San Antonio International. Terminal B is home to both (and all) of the airport's lounges.

 

Airlines that fly to San Antonio International Airport

There are currently no airlines based out of San Antonio International Airport. Here's a list of all the airlines that currently fly to/from the airport.

AIRLINE COUNTRY FROM
Aeromexico Connect Mexico
Alaska Airlines USA
Allegiant Air USA
American Airlines USA
American Eagle USA
Delta & Delta Connection USA
Frontier USA
Interjet Mexico
Southwest Airlines USA
Sun Country Airlines USA
United & United Express USA
Volaris Japan

Top Destinations

Top Domestic Routes

mayo 2018–abril 2019
Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 506,670 American Airlines
2 Atlanta, Georgia 461,270 Delta, Frontier, Southwest
3 Dallas–Love, Texas 331,480 Southwest
4 Houston–Intercontinental, Texas 322,800 United
5 Phoenix–Sky Harbor 292,140 American Airlines, Southwest


 

How to get to San Antonio International Airport

 

By driving

Parking and car rental are available at San Antonio International Airport. 

The airport can be reached from Interstate 410 or off highway 281.

By bus

The VIA Metropolitan Transit route 5 is a city bus service that regularly travels between downtown San Antonio and San Antonio International Airport. 

By taxi

Flagging down taxis isn't common in San Antonio. There aren't taxi stands in the street, however, many taxis congregate in touristic areas. Alternatively, you can get the person(s) in charge of your accommodation to order you a taxi, or order the taxi yourself from one of the taxi companies listed on the SAT official website: