New, 20-year plan for San Antonio International Airport ‘clear for takeoff’
The “SDP,” as officials refer to it, provides a vision for the airport into 2040 that will accommodate expected growth. It calls for unifying the airport terminals, including a brand-new, third terminal; adding more gates; extending the largest runway to accommodate longer international flights; re-routing vehicle traffic; central passenger screening; and more parking.
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.
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.
Face masks are still required at San Antonio International Airport, regardless of vaccination status, officials say
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, the San Antonio International Airport is still enforcing its mask mandate through most of the year, according to local officials.
San Antonio airport shooting suspect had lengthy criminal record, no history of violent offenses
Joe Gomez, the suspect who took his own life after being shot twice by a San Antonio Park Police Department officer outside an airport terminal Thursday, had a long criminal history in Bexar County but no history of violence or weapons-related offenses, court records revealed Saturday.
Park Police officer who shot ‘active shooter’ at San Antonio International Airport identified
The San Antonio Park Police officer who is being hailed as a hero after stopping an active shooter at the San Antonio International Airport has been identified as Officer John Maines, 41, an 11-year veteran of the park police.
‘I don’t know how to handle this’: SAPD dispatch supervisors forced to step in during airport shooting call
San Antonio police officers were forced to assign themselves to a shooting call at San Antonio International Airport Thursday, after a series of errors from a dispatcher, records and audio obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders show.
Cold front is bringing rain and windy conditions to San Antonio
Update:The cold front is off to the south of San Antonio but wind gusts near 35 mph are still possible. A cool night is also expected this evening with temps dropping down in the 50s for San Antonio. Previous Story:A cold front is bringing San Antonio windy conditions and thunderstorm activity for this Sunday morning. There is also a line of showers and thunderstorm activity stretching across the San Antonio area with some spots seeing heavy rainfall. READ MORE: Former Mexican politician pleads guilty to money laundering in areas including San AntonioTeresa Velasco is a digital producer for MySA and the San Antonio Express-News.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio Airport adds new nonstop flight to buzzy Leon, Mexico
Beginning May 1 you can now enjoy a non-stop flight to León, Mexico from San Antonio International Airport. The low-cost Mexican aircraft carrier, Viva Aerobus, will begin scheduling two weekly flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays to Bajío International Airport, in the state of Guanajuato. If you’re beginning to plot your post-vaccine travel plans, you may want to update your itinerary. For more information on ticketing, prices, or to book reservations, prospective travelers can visit online, or download the Viva App. Camille Sauers is a freelance writer based in San Antonio.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio International Airport wins world's best airport award for customer experience
Edward A. Ornelas, Staff / San Antonio Express-NewsEven after a year of overall turmoil for the aviation industry, the San Antonio International Airport has two new awards to brag about. On Monday, the local airport announced in a news release that it won the world's best airport award for its customer service from the Airports Council International World. The council revealed its 2020 winners after reviewing passenger surveys that were taken on the day the traveler boarded its fight.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is back on
The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is resuming Friday. Despite a pandemic, a petition calling for the event to be canceled, city officials asking for organizers to postpone due to the virus, followed by the tragic winter storm San Antonio is still reeling from, the rodeo will move forward with an updated schedule of events on Friday. RELATED: San Antonio International Airport is now openThe event announced the news online, just before 11:30 a.m. Friday morning. RELATED: 'Bring anything:' San Antonio breweries team up to supply residents with clean waterMajor routes in San Antonio reopened by noon but are still covered in snow and ice, according to DriveTexas.org. This year's rodeo is scaled down, compared to the usual itinerary of events due to COVID-19.mysanantonio.com
TxDOT announces roads now open across San Antonio
Update 7:45 a.m. SundayTxDOT San Antonio announced on Twitter that all interchanges and roadways previously closed due to the winter storm are now open. Update 1:30 p.m. SaturdayTxDOT San Antonio announced on their twitter that they are focusing on reopening multiple roadway closures across the city. The finesilver curve in downtown San Antonio is also closed, according to the Texas Department of Transportation in San Antonio. The temperature at 10:51 a.m. was 37 degrees reported at the San Antonio International Airport. Locals immediately lit up their social media feeds with joyful proclamations of surprise and photos of the rare San Antonio weather event.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio closures due to wintry weather
Monday, Feb. 15 at 1:14 p.m.San Antonio Airport: Citing the safety of passengers, the San Antonio Airport has canceled all flights. Sunday, Feb. 14, 5:02 p.m.:WellMed is closing all its clinics in San Antonio because of the severe winter weather conditions. Sunday, Feb. 14, 4:58 p.m.:Goodwill San Antonio closed all facilities Sunday and reported they will remain closed through Monday. Sunday, February 14, 9:38 a.m.:San Antonio Zoo: The San Antonio Zoo has announced they will be closed Feb. 14 - Feb. 15. Sunday, February 14, 9:03 a.m.:San Antonio Botanical Garden: The San Antonio Botanical Garden will be closed February 14 and 15.mysanantonio.com
'It's a high risk': Doctor warns San Antonians about travel, gatherings for Thanksgiving
For weeks, many health officials and local leaders have been pleading for families to cancel their Thanksgiving travel plans and find safe, alternate ways to be together this year to help mitigate the rapidly rising COVID-19 cases. Last weekend, 19,331 passengers passed through security checkpoints at San Antonio International Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration. READ ALSO: Why my family is not having Thanksgiving together this yearIn comparison to 2019, the crowd at the San Antonio airport was only 40 percent of what it experienced the weekend before Thanksgiving last year. No matter how crowded the airport is, Dr. William Henrich, the president of UT Health San Antonio, warns traveling is risky. READ ALSO: San Antonio mayor completes precautionary quarantine, warns against testing 'in' to ThanksgivingOfficials reported 709 new cases Monday, and the county has logged more than 2,700 new infections since Friday.mysanantonio.com
Schertz man sentenced to 4 years in federal prison for pointing laser at SAPD helicopter
A Schertz man was sentenced to four years in federal prison Monday for pointing a laser at a San Antonio police helicopter. Justin John Shorey, 39, pleaded guilty to aiming a laser pointer at an SAPD helicopter, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Texas. On Feb. 17, 2019, Shorey aimed a laser pointer at an SAPD helicopter searching for a shooting suspect north of U.S. 90. The aircraft was in the path of the San Antonio International Airport at the time. Shorey admitted to aiming the laser at the helicopter as it approached his location and circled above him.mysanantonio.com