San Antonio Airport Breaks Passenger Records for One Year

Published on May 31, 2024

City of San Antonio Aviation Department

Three new nonstops launch in June.

SAN ANTONIO (May 31, 2024)  As San Antonio International Airport (SAT) has broken passenger records for 12 months in a row since May 2023, three new nonstop routes are being launched. They include one international one, Torreon, Mexico, along with two domestic ones, Burbank and Philadelphia.

Here are the launch dates and airlines:

  • June 1: Viva Aerobus to Torreon (Tuesdays and Saturdays)
  • June 4: Southwest Airlines to Burbank (daily)
  • June 5: American Airlines to Philadelphia (daily)

“These new destinations are important to both our business and leisure travelers,” said Jesus H. Saenz, Jr., Director of Airports, City of San Antonio Aviation Department. “Torreon (TRC) is the fifth Mexican city from SAT that Viva Aerobus, Mexico’s ultra-low-cost airline, is now flying to. Also, SAT is one of only two U.S. cities with nonstop service to TRC. We are also excited for our travelers to visit Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States. Burbank is another great option, too, for those who want to check out the popular Los Angeles region and the West Coast – especially over the summer.”

Here’s a breakdown of recent passenger stats for April 2024:

  • 12th record-breaking month in a row for SAT
  • A 7 percent increase in passengers compared to April 2023
  • Busiest April in SAT’s history (911,469 passengers)

“More people are flying than ever before – and we’re constantly working on adding even more destinations to meet that demand,” said Jacob Tyler, Chief Air Service Development Officer, City of San Antonio Aviation Department. “April 2024 was the first time we’ve surpassed 900,000 passengers for the month of April.”

Airlines continue to add capacity to SAT. The airlines with the largest increases in service year over year include:

  • Spirit Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Volaris
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Viva Aerobus
  • American Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines

For more information on SAT’s 45 nonstop destinations, please visit the airport’s website.