San Antonio Intl Airport Information

The city of San Antonio acquired 1,200 acres of land to build its municipal airport in 1941. The Second World War forced the city to delay its construction project because the U.S. Army Air Corps needed the airfield to train squadrons. After the war, the military returned the facility to the city. The airport has grown to the point where it now encompasses 2,600 acres.

San Antonio International has two terminal buildings and 24 jet bridges that accommodate more than eight million passengers each year. Airlines provide nonstop flights to more than 30 cities. Popular destinations include Atlanta, Cancun, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City and New York.

In 2011, the commercial airfield received an award for its concession services in the mid-size airport category. The airport has banking facilities, an interfaith chapel and an urgent care facility. Passengers also have access to a business center, public mailboxes, a conference room, tech center as well as complimentary Internet. There is a USO club for personnel traveling to and from the nearby military bases.

The airport has over 7,000 parking spaces in the parking garages and surface lots. Drivers who are picking up or dropping off travelers can take advantage of the complimentary first 15 minutes of parking in the hourly and long-term parking garage. You can also use the free, nearby cell phone lot if you are waiting for an arriving passenger. The airport has a consolidated rental car facility.

Located eight miles from downtown, San Antonio International Airport provides service to a city that is rich in history and culture. There are permanent and rotating art exhibits located throughout the airport. Passengers can view works by renowned regional artists. The artwork depicts the San Antonio River, the Riverwalk and historical events as well as scenes that highlight the area’s ethnic diversity.