San Antonio International Airport Set 1 Million Passengers Record

Published on August 15, 2023

City of San Antonio Aviation Department    

San Antonio (August 15, 2023)  San Antonio International Airport (SAT) made history in July with more than one million passengers flying in and out of the airport, according to the airport’s passenger data. This comes on the heels of SAT’s busiest ever May and June – as well as the busiest single day on July 31, with 41,560 passengers.

The previous highest monthly passenger record was set in July 2019, with 961,838 passengers.

“We are so thankful to see this incredible milestone,” said Jesus Saenz, Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System (SAAS). “We are soaring at SAT with so many records being set this year as we work on developing our third new terminal and expanding air service for our community. We strive every day to give our travelers an authentic and elevated travel experience to keep them coming back.”

During July, Southwest Airlines resumed daily nonstop service to Kansas City and added a third daily flight to Baltimore on weekdays. 

Since July 2019, SAT has added:

  • Three new airlines (JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines and VivaAerobus)
  • Nonstop service to four new destinations (Boston, Leon/Guanajuato, Oklahoma City and Albuquerque)
  • More daily flights or seats to 22 destinations (including popular cities such as San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Cancun, New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, Mexico City and many more)

An exact number of passengers for July 2023 will be released next week in SAT’s Monthly Statistical Report, which can be found on the airport’s website.