San Antonio Airport

Doing Business with SAT

Air Service Development

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    Why Choose SAT

    A thriving International Airport is vital for supporting and growing our region through strong economic development. When businesses choose SAT, everyone benefits. More passengers means more non-stop flights, more airlines, and more competition—lowering fares and increasing opportunities for everyone.
    Simply stated, ASD is vitally important to growing our region by providing the air service needed to attract more visitors, more businesses, and more commerce.


10M Passengers

Over 10M Passengers in 2019

PAX Stats
12 Air Carriers

14 Air Carriers

18 New Flights

S. Central Texas’ Gateway to MX

US Customs
3,000 New Seats

40+ Nonstop Destinations

3-Year Growth

New Terminal by 2028

Economic Impact

New Routes

Economic Health of Our Region

Air Service Development (ASD) is one of the most important contributors to the overall economic health of our region. Adding routes and airlines to our airport can have a direct and significant impact on tourism, business development, jobs, and commerce in South Texas.

New routes plane

ASD & Business

We rely on businesses to fuel a large part of our local economy. Similarly, businesses rely on SAT to provide access to the resources needed to grow their businesses. It’s this symbiotic relationship that helps make air travel affordable and accessible to everyone in the area. By choosing SAT for travel, businesses can benefit from access to:

  • High-quality talent
  • Supply chain infrastructure
  • Affordable air travel to major cities around the world

Economic Snapshot

Fastest Growing City in the Country 2020-2021



New Jobs



Capital Investment



People per Day



White Collar Job Growth


Top 10

Strongest U.S. Office Market



Six-Figure Job Growth


Source: Greater: SATX

Tourism Snapshot

Largest Tourism
in Texas



Annual Visitors



Hotel Rooms

In the City Center

48K +

Hotel Rooms



Area Attractions


Conventions have Int’l Attendees

A Top Convention Market

Source: Visit San Antonio, SA Business Journal
and State of Texas Tourism Office

Economy Impact

A Diverse,
Evolving Economy

Laptop images

Source: San Antonio Economic Development Office,
SA Business Journal, SA Express News

Top Growth Industries

– Tech & Cyber
– Bioscience
– Financial Services
– Manufacturing

1 in 6

Employed in Bioscience

Largest Cybersecurity Market

Outside of D.C.

Military City USA

25% remain in SA after transitioning to civilian life

400+ HQ Operations

in San Antonio

Leading Manufacturing Market

ASD & Airlines

As part of our ongoing commitment to growing SAT, we’ve implemented an ASD strategic plan designed to retain and increase air service by working to attract new carriers, add new routes and increase the frequency and aircraft size of our current service. Airlines seeking to expand into the South Texas area will find a successful community with a healthy long-term growth outlook in San Antonio.

View Incentive Plan
  • Destination’s attractions
  • Visitor numbers
  • Hotel and accommodation capacity
  • Local economy
  • Infrastructure developments
  • Geopolitical situation

For More


Brian Pratte

Chief Air Service Development Officer

San Antonio International Airport
9800 Airport Blvd., Mezzanine A
San Antonio, TX 78216

Greater: SATX
City of San Antonio Economic Development Department
City of San Antonio International Relations
Visit San Antonio
Bexar County
Tech Bloc