BUSIEST SUMMER SEASON
San Antonio International Airport breaks record for busiest day ever
The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) has shattered its record for the busiest day ever recorded. On July 31, 41,560 travelers flew in and out of the airport, according to the Transport Safety Administration (TSA).
The last record was set on March 9, 2019, when TSA reported approximately 37,998 passengers flying in or out. San Antonio Airport Systems (SAAS) Director of Airports Jesus Saenz said in a release that SAT is experiencing the "best and busiest" summer season ever, with several new records being broken thanks to the high number of travelers.
"We’re so elated to see so many people in our community taking trips, and we’re welcoming people who are visiting San Antonio from all over the world," said Saenz. "Our Airport Ambassadors, who love to give back by volunteering to help people find their way, absolutely love this time of year because we are bustling."
Saenz also praised the high traffic volume as a sign of continuing growth. SAT just broke the record for the busiest June ever reported, with 949,830 inbound and outbound passengers flying at the airport.
"We are seeing double-digit growth in capacity (seats) to Mexico and numerous cities across the U.S. compared to July 2019 – which was a record-breaking year for us," said SAAS Chief Air Service Development Officer Brian Pratte. "This is encouraging news for our economy and shows the impact of our targeted efforts at SAT – to expand air service options for our customers both locally and globally."
Throughout June and July 2023, SAT saw a daily average of 34,000 passengers flying in and out, which is a 4,000-traveler increase year-over-year from the same time period in 2022.