San Antonio Airport SAT
San Antonio Airport is an international airport in San Antonio, Texas. It is owned by the City of San Antonio and operated by the San Antonio Aviation Department.
The airport is in Uptown Central San Antonio, about 8 miles north of Downtown. SAT covers an area of 2,305 acres (933 ha).
Airport Stats and Facts
- The airport is supporting over 97,000 jobs and providing nearly $1.6 billion in annual earnings for workers and proprietors.
- SAT averages 260 daily departures and arrivals.
- In 2019, the airport served more than 10 million passengers.
- The airport's master plan calls for another new terminal, Terminal C.
Airport Traveling Tips
- The busy hours of the airport are in the morning between 7:00 am - 8:00 am.
- The peak periods at the airport include Spring Break, mid-July to early August, Thanksgiving, Christmas - New Year.
- Passengers are advised to arrive 3 hours before international flight departure, and for a domestic flight, 2 hours before the departure to account for TSA security wait times and any possible delays.
- Before heading to the airport for a flight, please have a look at the SAT Airport map.
- All TSA checkpoints open at 3:30 a.m.
- Passengers should pack carry-on luggage in a suitable manner, have photo ID ready, and read all the airline guidelines properly prior to arriving at the airport.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Only active loading and unloading is permitted at the Terminal curb areas and drivers must remain with their vehicles at all times.
- If additional time is needed for passenger pick-up, the driver will be required to move. You may park for up to 15 minutes FREE in the Short or Long Term garages, or use the Cell Phone Waiting Lot.
- Passengers can be dropped off outside the appropriate terminal from where their respective flight is to be departed. When dropping off a passenger, drop them off at the Departure level (upper level).
- For arriving flights: The arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the San Antonio Airport are available under Arrivals.
- For departing flights: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at SAT.
There are two terminals and overall 24 jet bridges gates at San Antonio Airport. For more information, and to see the terminal locations, please refer to the SAT Airport terminal map.
Larger of the two concourses with 17 gates in total, all international flights operate out of Terminal A.
Opened in November 2010, Terminal B contains 8 gates.
The various airlines served by San Antonio Airport include Allegiant Air, Delta Connection, Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and more.
San Antonio International Airport has three parking options for travelers - Long Term and Short Term Parking Garage or Economy Green and Red Parking Lots.
Short-Term and Long-Term Parking
The rates for short-term and long-term parking at SAT are as follows:
0 to 15 Minutes: Free
Short-term daily maximum: $25
Long-term daily maximum: $10
Economy Parking (Green and Red Lots)
The following are the rates to use the economy parking lots:
0 to 15 Minutes: Free
16 Minutes - 1 Hour: $3
1 - 2 Hours: $5
2 - 24 Hours: $7
1 Week: $49
All ground transportation is located on the commercial outer curb in front of Terminal A and B. From rental cars to limos to buses, and more, passengers have a variety of ground transportation options after arriving at the airport. Additionally, many passengers also opt for ride services such as Taxis, Uber, and Lyft.
When opting for rental cars at San Antonio International Airport, there are several companies to choose from. Car rental counters are located in the lobby of our Consolidated Car Rental Facility. Some of the well-known providers include Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, etc.
Limo & Taxis
Passengers can utilize the taxis and limos services, to travel from the SAT Airport. Taxi cabs are available at the outer commercial curbside at Terminal A. For Limousines services, various authorized and permitted service providers are available such as Concert Limo service, ETI Limousine, River City Limo Inc., plus more.
One of the most economical methods to travel from SAT is through public transport. VIA Metropolitan Transit is San Antonio's public transportation agency offering service throughout the city including service within the downtown area. VIA's bus stop is located on the far West end of Terminal B, clearly marked on the column.
Amenities & Services
For visitors to have a great stay, San Antonio Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
- Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.
- Meditation Room.
Address: 9800 Airport Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78216, USA
Phone: (210) 207 3433
San Antonio Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- In 1941, the San Antonio International Airport was found.
- In July 1942, the airport opened as Alamo Field.
- in 1951-53, Terminal 2 was built along with the FAA control tower and a baggage claim area.
- In 1999, SAT boarded over 3.5 million passengers.
- From February to September 2006, the airport was a focus city for United Airlines.
- On November 9, 2010, the original Terminal 2 closed, and Terminal B opened.
- In 2010, Terminal 1 was renamed Terminal A.
- In June 2015, it was announced that the 3-story short-term parking garage, which was over 30 years old, would be closed and demolished in order to make way for a new 7-story parking garage and Consolidated Rental Car Center.
- Preliminary plans for Terminal C call for five gates which could be expanded to 11 gates as passenger counts require.
Q: Is San Antonio International Airport the same as SAT?
A: Yes. While the official name is San Antonio International Airport, it is also referred to by its IATA code SAT.
Q: What cities can I fly from SAT?
A: You can fly to many cities from SAT Airport. Please have a look at our direct flights page to see where you can fly.
Q: Can I sleep at San Antonio International Airport?
A: The airport remains open 24 hours a day and passengers are permitted to sleep inside the airport, and they can also stay inside overnight. We also recommend these awesome SAT layover ideas.
Q: Is there any locker facility at San Antonio International Airport?
A: No. There is no lockers facility at the airport.
Q: What time does San Antonio International Airport open?
A: The San Antonio International Airport is a 24-hour facility. However, all TSA Checkpoints do not open until 3:30 a.m.
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