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San Antonio airport resumes nonstop service to top destinations this fall

San Antonio airport resumes nonstop service to top cities this fall

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United will take off to Newark and San Francisco in September. Photo courtesy of United Airlines

Good news for Alamo City travelers: A number of nonstop flights that were put on hold due to the pandemic will once again be taking off from San Antonio International Airport.

The City of San Antonio Aviation Department announced Tuesday, August 31 that its September fight schedule will jump to 38 destinations served by 11 airlines.

"The pandemic forced several airlines to suspend service to some of its markets and as the demand for travel continues to pick up, some of those carriers are resuming service to San Antonio International Airport (SAT)," the department says.

Flights resuming this fall
In September, United Airlines will resume nonstop service to Newark Liberty International Airport (serving the New York metro area) and San Francisco International Airport. Daily service to Newark begins September 8 and will increase to twice daily by late October. Initially, San Francisco service will be available six days a week, increasing to seven days a week in October.

Also resuming service to NYC is Delta, whose nonstop service from SAT to John F. Kennedy International Airport starts up November 7. 

Texas-based Southwest Airlines is also increasing the frequency of flights to El Paso, Dallas, and New Orleans, notes the release, and Sun Country will resume its seasonal service to Las Vegas.

New routes
San Antonio International Airport will also welcome exciting new routes from several airlines this fall. 

JetBlue will make its anticipated debut in the San Antonio market with nonstop service to New York's JFK and Boston's Logan International Airport on October 31; Southwest will introduce seasonal service to Colorado Springs in November; and Delta is slated to add flights to Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

"The resumption of flights to these markets represent an important milestone in the recovery of travel throughout San Antonio's route map. Even more resumptions will be seen on the flight schedule in October and November, just in time for the holidays," says director of airports Jesus H. Saenz Jr.