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San Antonio airport announces new nonstop flights to New York City's JFK airport

Daily service begins February 14, 2019

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SAN ANTONIO – Getting from the Alamo City to the Big Apple is fixing to get a lot easier!

Beginning February 14, American Airlines will begin daily nonstop service from the San Antonio International Airport to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

"This is exciting news for San Antonio and our travelers, because there is a growing demand from leisure travelers to visit one of the top tourist destinations in the country and now there’s even more access for business travelers to cultivate ties in the financial, high-tech, research and software sectors," said Russ Handy, Aviation Director for the City of San Antonio. 

According to an SAIA spokeswoman, more than 300,000 travelers fly between San Antonio and New York City each year.

Tickets go on sale October 8.

Service includes a same-day option, with departures at 9 a.m. and returns at 10 p.m.

The flight will be operated with a 160-seat B737-800 aircraft.

Earlier this year, American Airlines began nonstop service to Philadelphia.