BRO Airport - Brownsville S-Padre Island Airport ( Brownsville , TX )


Brownsville/ South Padre Island International Airport BRO serves the areas of the Rio Grande in South Texas, and Northern Mexico.  While it is mostly used for general aviation, it is also served by commercial airlines.
The opening of Brownsville Airport coincided with an important milestone in aviation history: In March 1929, Charles Lindbergh landed in Brownsville after a five-hour, 38-minute flight from Mexico City, establishing the first leg of airmail service to Mexico. Amelia Earhart and a crowd of 20,000 greeted Lindbergh at the airport.

BRO Airport is 4 nautical miles east of the City of Brownsville, at the very southern tip of Texas, and 5 miles from Matamoros, Mexico (accessible via three international bridges in downtown Brownsville) - and 20 miles from South Padre Island (known for having one of America's best beaches).

With one long runway, and  nearly 161K passengers a year, the Airport is served by a number of airlines offering presently direct flights to airport hubs of Houston & Dallas/Fort Worth, with connections worldwide.

Check-in time is one hour prior to scheduled departure.

U.S. Entry by Western Hemisphere Passengers
(from Mexico, Central & South America, Bermuda and Canada):
 - US Citizens need proof of valid US citizenship (driver's license, passport, birth or naturalization certificate recommended).
 - Lawful Permanent U.S. Residents need to show Alien Registration Card or other valid evidence of their lawful status.
 - Canadian Citizens & Citizens of Bermuda: A verbal declaration & ability to prove your Canada or Bermuda citizenship by presenting driver's license and either birth or naturalizaton certificate or passport.
 - Mexican Citizens & nationals: All Mexican citizens, including children, must present a border crossing card or passport with visa.

The full-service passenger terminal at Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport has four airline gates. 

Current airlines serving the Airport:  
American AA, tel. 800-433-7300 - to Dallas Fort Worth DFW
United UA , tel. 800-864-8331 - to Houston IAH.

Present and future Airport developments:  Next to the current Airport, groundbreaking took place in fall 2016 for the terminal expansion project. In the following months much was discussed and plans were adjusted.  However, by Sept. 2017 the FAA approved a $12.7M  grant for a new terminal (on top of the $1.2M it dished out in 2015 for the terminal design). The City Commission ok'd the acceptance of the grant.  In order to make the needed runway extensions - adjacent homeowners at an August 2017 meeting were told that they will have to 'give up their properties'. If the airport succeeds in this effort, it plans by by mid-to-late summer 2018 to be able to start extension work on the current runway. 

700 S Minnesota Ave
Brownsville, TX 78521
Phone: (800) 525 0280 or 956-542-4373