Airport Adds Another Nonstop Flight: Philadelphia

Published on August 17, 2023

City of San Antonio Aviation Department    

San Antonio (August 17, 2023)  San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is adding another city to its list of nonstop destinations. American Airlines announced today it will launch daily, nonstop service from SAT to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on June 5, 2024.

“When more people choose to fly out of SAT it makes a world of difference,” said Jesus Saenz, Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System. “We just set a huge record with more than one million passengers in July. Each time someone books a flight from SAT, the airlines are watching. American Airlines saw this demand from our region. We’re so pleased to see our customers have more places to travel to.”

Here’s what to know about the 41st nonstop destination SAT offers:

  • The flights will be available to book starting Monday, August 21.
  • Flights will depart SAT at 1:10 p.m. and arrive at PHL at 5:50 p.m.
  • Return flights will depart PHL at 8:20 a.m. and arrive at SAT at 11:10 a.m. 
  • Both flights will be operated on an Airbus A319 aircraft with 128 seats.

“Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of the United States, and San Antonio is not only a beautiful, fun and welcoming city, it’s the top tourist destination in Texas,” Saenz said. “It’s a perfect pairing to give travelers from both places an easy way to explore what each city offers.”

Initially, the route will operate seasonally through September 3, but could be extended further.

“American Airlines is excited to bring back service between SAT and PHL next June,” said Philippe Puech, American Airlines Director of Short-Haul Network Planning. “With Philadelphia joining our network of seven destinations across the U.S., American is proud to offer customers more ways to take in all that San Antonio has to offer while providing local residents more ways to see the world with just one stop on our robust global network.”

To book a flight on American Airlines, please visit American Airlines' website. To learn more about SAT’s nonstop destinations, please visit the airport’s website.