San Antonio Airport

About SAAS


San Antonio Airport System


San Antonio Airport System (SAAS) is home to two airports, San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and Stinson Municipal Airport (SSF). Both are owned and operated by the City of San Antonio.

Our Vision

To be an exceptional airport system generating prosperity for South Texas.

Our Mission

Empowered, professional team, providing optimal air service and a phenomenal customer experience.

Our Core Values

We work together to make San Antonio better.

We model ethical behavior.
We are driven by continuous improvement.

We are qualified, skilled, and committed.

San Antonio International Airport

  • Built in July 1941 as a military base and became a commercial airport in 1953.
  • Over 2,600 acres with two terminals
  • 11 domestic and international airlines provide regular commercial service
  • Runways:
    • All-weather Runway 13R/31L is 8,502 feet long & 150 feet wide.
    • All-weather Runway 4/22 is 8,505 feet long & 150 feet wide.
    • General Aviation Runway 12L/30R is 5,519 feet long and 100 feet wide
  • A Federal Inspection Station processes international flight arrivals. The station supports operations of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Stinson Municipal Airport

  • Built in 1915 by the Stinson Family and is the second oldest continuing operating general aviation airport
  • Over 360 acres with one terminal
  • Serves as a general aviation reliever airport for San Antonio International Airport
  • Runways:
    • Runway 9/27 is 5,000 and 100 feet wide
    • Runway 14/32 is 4,128 and 100 feet wide


Jesus H. Saenz, Jr., IAP

Director of Airports

Thomas Bartlett, C.M.

Aviation Deputy Director

Ryan E. Rocha, A.A.E., IAP

Chief of Operations

San Antonio International Airport

9800 Airport Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78216

Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

For emergency services 24/7/365 assistance, please call 210.207.3433

SAAS Organizational Structure

Master Plan

While Vision 2050 is the current master plan for the San Antonio International Airport, the results of our current study will update the Master Plan to provide a thoroughly comprehensive analysis of the development of our site to accommodate the growth of the region not only 20 years in the future, but over a 50 year planning horizon. Please click the following link to be directed to the Strategic Development Plan web page

In 2009, the City of San Antonio initiated the development of Vision 2050, the Master Plan of the San Antonio International Airport. Vision 2050 identifies the development options regarding land use, facilities and services to ensure that the airport meets its strategic objectives and can accommodate expected levels of activity over the next 20 years.

The nearly two year process included input from more than 90 individuals representing close to 70 organizations, including universities, businesses, chambers of commerce, local municipalities, tourism and community organizations, local utilities and transportation entities. The individuals served on three key stakeholder committees — the Ad Hoc, Technical Advisory and Community Advisory.

The Ad Hoc Advisory Committee was chaired by Mayor Julian Castro and included Council members Elisa Chan (District 9), Jennifer Ramos (District 3) and John Clamp (District 10) as well as City Manager Sheryl Sculley. It served as the policy-oriented group that guided the efforts of the Consultant team and advised on the future of the San Antonio region and the vision that the Airport should have to support the region’s future. The group included executives from Bexar County, Port San Antonio, VIA Metropolitan Transit, Texas Department of Transportation, large corporate employers and other regional entities.

The Technical Advisory Committee included key stakeholders with particular technical knowledge or orientation that contributed to the development of the Vision 2050 Airport Master Plan. Stakeholder groups included the Aviation Department, utilities, transportation organizations and airlines. The committee advised on technical matters relating to specific airport plans and concepts.

The Community Advisory Committee represented such key stakeholders such as local municipalities, public art groups, tourism organizations and other special interest groups who offered input on historical, community and regional information that was considered in creating the Vision 2050 Airport Master Plan. The members advised on community concerns and goals as input to the airport plans.

The Process

The Technical Advisory and Community Advisory Committees met first. Their comments were then shared with the Ad Hoc Committee. Overall, the committees met five times from November 2009 through January 2011 to develop Vision 2050. At each meeting, questions raised were recorded and the answers were shared with the other committee members before the next meeting. The questions and concerns were also integrated into the next meeting so each committee member was fully-informed.

In addition to the committee meetings, two well-attended public meetings were held to allow the public to ask questions on the Master Plan.

Final Recommendations

The final recommendations of Vision 2050 can be encapsulated in the following:


  • Master Plan seeks to accommodate activity growth with facilities sized to meet that growth
  • Common use airline gates can delay need for terminal expansion
  • Airfield “infill areas” improve efficiency of apron/gate interface

Financial Sustainability

  • Property acquisition can enhance non-aeronautical revenues
  • Commercial development concept established

Transportation Hub

  • Multimodal concepts position San Antonio International Airport as a regional transportation hub
  • Interface with Austin-San Antonio Rail Corridor
  • Opportunity for a VIA transit hub