San Antonio awarded 2nd best midsize airport in new WSJ report
High-speed performance and low flight cancellations are the bread and butter of the San Antonio International Airport (SAT). The airport was recently named the No. 2 best midsize airport in a new list by TheWall Street Journal.
TheWall Street Journal's annual ranking of the 50 largest and midsize airports in the U.S. is based on 30 metrics that determine each airport's reliability, convenience, and value.
SAT earned an overall score of 70.4, falling less than a single point behind the No. 1 winner: The San Jose Mineta International Airport. SAT's new rank is a two-spot improvement over its No. 4 ranking in 2022.
According to the report, nearly 75 percent of all arrival flights and 80 percent of departures are on time. If a flight does get delayed, the average arrival flight delay is only 61 minutes long and the average departure flight delay is 71 minutes. Most impressively, less than two percent of all SAT flights are cancelled. SAT also has the fastest security clearance out of all airports in the report.
San Antonio Airport System Director of Airports Jesus Saenz shared his excitement about SAT's No. 2 ranking in a press release.
"We are always aiming to be the No. 1 airport," Saenz said. "We are so close! Being ranked second best airport shows we are doing a stellar job serving our travelers."
Between breaking records for the busiest day ever recorded while still remaining one of the least stressful airports in the country, to adding new international flights to Europe and Mexico, 2023 has been a busy year for SAT.
Saenz added that the airport's success could not have been done without the help of the airport's employees.
"We are so proud of our entire team," he continued. "Their passion for helping people and our strong partnerships with our airlines help us stand out. We’ve had a phenomenal year."
The report can be found on wsj.com.