It appears United has started a trend. Five months after that company announced it was adding nonstop service from San Antonio to New York, another major airline is getting onboard.
On October 2, American Airlines announced it too will begin nonstop service from San Antonio International Airport, landing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. American's first flight from Alamo City to the Big Apple takes off beginning February 14, 2019.
Designed with the business traveler in mind, the new flight takes off daily from SAT at 9 am. Return flights take off from JFK at 10 pm. (Though, we're sure those traveling for leisure are also welcome.)
The nonstop route is serviced by a 160-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Flights for the new route go on sale via AA.com beginning October 8.
“This is exciting news for San Antonio and our travelers, because there is a growing demand from leisure travelers to visit one of the top tourist destinations in the country and now there’s even more access for business travelers to cultivate ties in the financial, high-tech, research and software sectors,” said Russ Handy, aviation director for the City of San Antonio, in a release.
American joins Delta in offering direct service from SAT to JFK. The previously announced United flies into nearby Newark Liberty International Airport.