San Antonio International Airport hits milestone

Airport surpassed 10 million passengers for 2018

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer

SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio International Airport hit an unprecedented 10 million passengers for the year 2018, city officials said at a press conference Friday.

The increase in passengers was an 11 percent increase from 2017, officials said.

Every month in 2018, passenger growth exceeded the record for the previous year setting a pace to reach the highest yearly passenger statistics in the history of the airport, officials said.  Most air carriers increased daily capacity, four additional flights were added to existing routes and 15 flights were launched to brand new destinations in 2018. 

"A lot of factors contributed to this amazing milestone: the economy, demand for domestic and international travel, hosting wonderful events like the NCAA Men's Final Four and our great relationship with air carriers," said Russ Handy, aviation director for the city of San Antonio. 

In addition to domestic and international passenger growth, the airport surpassed goals for air cargo. Over two-million pounds of cargo were moved in 2018, breaking a record held since 2010.  

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