Alamo City to Big Apple

San Antonio lands new daily nonstop flight to New York City

San Antonio lands new daily nonstop flight to New York City

United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner, September 2017
United announced more nonstop flights to New York. Courtesy photo

Getting from the Lone Star State to the Empire State just got a little easier. On May 15, United Airlines announced it's expanding nonstop service to Newark Liberty International Airport, just a hop, skip, and jump (or more like a train, tunnel, or ferry) from New York City. 

Beginning October 4, United will add an additional nonstop flight from San Antonio International Airport to Newark, increasing its service to twice a day. The first daily nonstop takes off from SAT at 6:50 am, arriving in EWR at 11:50 am. For those among us who can't fathom waking up that early, there is a much more reasonably timed second option that takes off at 12:50 pm and arrives in New York at 5:50 pm. 

Daily nonstop return flights leave EWR at 8:45 am and 1:50 pm, landing in SAT at 11:44 am and 4:49 pm, respectively. One of the largest carriers in San Antonio, United joins American Airlines in servicing the airport's Terminal B. 

The news comes as part of a greater push on the part of United to expand service to popular travel destinations, providing even more evidence that San Antonio is turning into Texas' newest hot spot. 

"We approached these schedule adjustments with our customers in mind, knowing that we wanted to create a schedule that offers customers beginning their travel in the New York City area convenient flights to many of the business and leisure destinations they frequent the most," said Ankit Gupta, United's VP of domestic network, in a release.