Passengers, business groups push for more direct flights as San Antonio International Airport looks to expand
Just this week, the City Council passed its $3.7 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2024. As KSAT reported, the airport system requested more funding for capital projects this year than last, in part to tackle new airport additions.
‘We’re very hopeful’: Advocates push for Congress to approve direct flight from San Antonio to DC
It's not a new topic, but business groups here in San Antonio say the time is now. Congress has until the end of September to push forward reauthorization legislation for the FAA. In that legislation, a direct flight from SAT to DCA could be allowed.
Mobile flight simulator brings education, opportunity at several locations in San Antonio
Over the summer, the San Antonio community has gotten a hands-on flight experience with the San Antonio Airport System’s (SAAS) mobile flight simulator — giving children the unique opportunity to experience flying a plane.
Reserved spaces, fluctuating rates: City looks for private proposals to ‘optimize’ airport parking
The city is preparing to ask outside companies for proposals on managing and maintaining the airport’s parking, likely with the use of new technology and services like the ability to reserve spaces in advance. City officials think “parking optimization” could boost parking revenues by 30% to 50%.
San Antonio City Council considers international airport expansion plan for ‘world-class’ facility
The city’s director of airports presented city council members with a a new Strategic Development Plan to expand the San Antonio International Airport’s capacity and turn it into a “world-class” facility.
Flight packing tips to make traveling easier
Are you planning to hop on a plane anytime soon? If so, there’s some things you’ll want to keep in mind. The Coronavirus Delta Variant, along with bad weather, are causing all kinds of flight delays and cancelations. It’s something we’re seeing across the country.
San Antonio International Airport to receive millions in pandemic relief grants
Like many parts of the aviation sector, San Antonio International Airport was hard hit by the pandemic and its effects. Now, it is among the hundreds of airports across the country receiving funding to help deal with the impact.
Photos: What TSA agents took from people at airports in 2020
SAN ANTONIO – No, you can’t bring fireworks through an airport on a trip, but you knew that didn’t you? Even in a year where the coronavirus pandemic limited most people’s travel plans, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents were still able to seize some interesting items. And no matter how creative your knife is, even a lipstick look-alike will not make the plane. Images were provided by the Transportation Security Administration Southwest region. Check out the gallery of forbidden carry-on items below:Full Screen Full Screen 1 / 28 Lipstick knife, Tulsa Airport.
New Berlin airport opens 9 years late with little ceremony
Berlin's new airport opens after years of delays and cost overruns. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)BERLIN – Nine years late and far above its original budget, Berlin's new airport finally opened on Saturday with little fanfare as the aviation industry struggles with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Construction of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt, named after the former West German chancellor though better known as BER, started in 2006 and it was initially slated to open in October 2011. “Finally we can put our airport into operation — finally,” airport CEO Engelbert Luetke Daldrup said at a brief opening ceremony with national and regional officials. The opening of the new airport's Terminal 2 has been delayed until early next year because it isn't currently needed.
World champ Joshua Franco returns home to San Antonio
World champ Joshua Franco returns home to San AntonioPublished: June 26, 2020, 5:06 amAfter his victory in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, World Super Flyweight Champion Joshua Franco returned home to San Antonio with his new title belt in hand and discussed his fight with Andrew Moloney in an exclusive interview with KSAT 12.
Rideshare drivers expose deplorable condition of portable toilets at San Antonio International Airport
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio International Airport officials have promised to take action after the KSAT 12 Defenders were provided photos and videos of the unsanitary conditions area rideshare drivers are forced to endure when using portable toilets at the airport’s official rideshare lot. Rideshare drivers have complained about the condition of portable toilets at San Antonio International Airport. The city can provide better facilities.”City officials have vowed to address the condition of the portable toilets at San Antonio International Airport. (KSAT)As a comparison, Michael provided the Defenders videos of the facilities for rideshare drivers who take people to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. San Antonio International Airport officials did not respond to multiple requests to provide an interview for this story.