Member Airport Spotlight

San Antonio International Airport

Things to know about San Antonio International Airport (SAT)*:

  1. SAT was originally established as a military airfield in 1941 during WWII and was called Alamo Field.
  2. SAT earned its International status in 1944.  The first terminal was built in 1953.
  3. SAT has direct flights to over 20 states, as well as Mexico and Germany.  It has over 40 non-stop destinations.
  4. SAT has 3 runways that sit on 2,300 acres that serves 14 airlines with 27 gates between two terminals and is building a third terminal.
  5. SAT is not the first airport in San Antonio.  It is Stinson Airfield, the second-oldest continuously operating airport in the U.S built in 1915.
  6. SAT has a partnership with The Good Traveler program that offers passengers a simple way to reduce the carbon footprint of flying.
  7. SAT hosts Summer of Fun @SAT that brings a variety of unexpected experiences such as unique animals including a sloth!
  8. SAT has an Astronaut Memorial dedicated to Francis R. Scobee who died in the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion.  
  9. SAT is where JFK landed one day before his assassination.
  10. SAT had a bar owned by a former Spurs player called George Gervin's Sports Bar. 
  11. Want to learn more?  Here are SAT spotlight interview questions and answers.

*Source: and San Antonio International Airport.

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Things to See and Do in San Antonio!

  1. Visit the Alamo.  Founded in 1718 and was defended by close to 200 Texans in 1836 from General Santa Anita's 2,500 troops from Mexico.
  2. Enjoy the San Antonio River Walk.  Shop, dine and engage in the arts & cultural events that spans 15 miles through the heart of the city.
  3. Explore the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park.  Established in the 18th century and includes four of the southernmost colonial missions.
  4. Take a River Boat tour.  Learn about landmarks and the history of San Antonio on a leisurely boat ride along the River Walk.
  5. Go to the Hopscotch Immersive Art Experience. Admire light installations, optical illusions, and art pieces all in one unique gallery.
  6. Hop-on and Hop-off on a San Antonio trolley tour.  See the sights on a fully narrated tour with stops around the city to get a closer look.
  7. Stroll the Brackenridge Park.  With 343 acres, rustic stone bridges, and shaded walkways, its a place for relaxation.
  8. Check out the Pearl District.  Originally built in 1883, the former brewery has boutiques, bakeries, bars, coffee shops and restaurants.
  9. Attend the Historic Market Square.  It is a 3-block plaza with more than 100 shops and stalls, and said to be the biggest Mexican market in the U.S. 
  10. Submerse yourself in the Natural Bridge Caverns.  Twenty miles from the city, it is home to the biggest commercial cave system.
  11. Check out San Antonio Visitors Guide to learn more about all of the things you can see and do in San Antonio!!

Source: SAN ANTONIO VISITORS GUIDE                                                                                                                                 San Antonio Metro and Downtown Maps

Picture: Courtesy of Visit San Antonio