Passenger Growth Propels San Antonio International Airport to its Seventeenth Record-Breaking Month

Tonya Hope |

SAN ANTONIO (January 4, 2018) – According to recent airport industry reports, San Antonio International Airport (SAT) experienced record passenger growth in November 2017. This increase in demand has led to SAT’s seventeenth consecutive month of record-breaking growth. 

In the month of November, SAT recorded 810,495 total passengers – a substantial increase of 9.3% from November 2016 – and the highest level of traffic for any month of November on record. 

For the year to date, traffic at  SAT continues to break records with 8,279,312 passengers representing a 5.0% increase compared to this time in 2016.

The 9.3% in domestic travel is attributed to the capacity increases and the addition of new routes. Internationally, traffic increased 10.4% with a continued increases in demand for both Toronto, Canada and Mexico markets.

“SAT is very close to exceeding our yearly passenger numbers and it’s imperative that we continue to work with airlines and make it our goal of attracting both business and leisure travelers to the region,” said Russ Handy, Aviation Director for the City of San Antonio. 

The record-breaking growth trend has been recorded the last 17 consecutive months as well  as 18 of the past 19 months.


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