The airline is increasing flights from several different airlines in the upcoming months.

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A220-100.
Photo: Vincenzo Pace I Simple Flying

San Antonio International Airport (SAT) recently announced a new array of nonstop flights that would be offered from the airport. These flights will include new international offerings as well as domestic flights. The new flights will begin over the course of the next several months to assist travelers with the busy summer travel season.

This is in addition to the recent announcement that San Antonio International Airport would be adding two new routes from Spirit Airlines. The two routes added are flying nonstop to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and Fort Lauderdale-Holywood International Airport (FLL), which were announced several weeks ago.

New trip destinations

One of the airlines that recently announced flights from San Antonio International Airport was Delta Air Lines. The airline announced it would resume its nonstop service to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City, NY, beginning on May 8. The airline will also begin a third flight to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Michigan, which will begin on May 18. Beginning on June 20, the airline will also begin offering direct flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330neo landing

Photo: viper-zero | Shutterstock

Additionally, Southwest Airlines announced several new flights. The airline will increase its services to Cancun International Airport (CUN) with a third daily, nonstop flight. Southwest Airlines will also add a third daily flight to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). The airline is additionally adding a new nonstop service to Kansas City International Airport in Missouri.

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700

Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

Sun Country Airlines will resume service to various locations from SAT. The airline will resume service to Cancun (CUN) as well as Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) for the summer. These flights will last from just before Memorial Day to the middle of August. The San Antonio to Cancun flight will be flown on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

In addition to the previously announced flights to BWI and FLL, Spirit Airlines will increase its daily flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning on May 5.

San Antonio International Airport recovery

The airport has been slow to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Departures from SAT are down nearly 25% from 2019, which was before the pandemic began. This is the slowest recovery of any large airport in the state of Texas.

Spirit in San Antonio
Photo: Spirit.

These new routes are looking to speed up this recovery period. Jesus H. Saenz, the Director of Airports for the San Antonio Airport System, spoke about the addition of new flights, saying,

“We’re so happy to see these new routes added just in time for summer—like Spirit Airlines starting nonstop service to California next month and to see Delta, Sun Country, and Southwest, all add more flights. This increase in air service means more competitive fares giving more families the ability to travel and enjoy memorable experiences together.”

The beginning of these new destinations will be just ahead of the busy summer travel season. The airport is expecting this to be its busiest season to date. SAT is hoping to see an increase of 10% more travelers compared to the summer of 2019.


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