Aviation Director Jesus Saenz Jr. Airport officials ly have said the current runway configuration only allows for European nonstop service to London or Frankfurt, Germany.
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The plan is now szn to be reviewed by the council in the summer, a year later than originally planned. Also is to be decided is the fate of the newer bare-bones Terminal B.
San Antonio International Airport officials did not provide local s for Dec. Southwest Airlines, the largest carrier at San Antonio International in terms of the of flights, said in state filings that it had sent furlough warnings to workers in San Antonio, in Dallas, in Houston and 77 in Austin. Saenz also said he expected the of nonstop flights from San Antonio International to start increasing.
San Antonio International Airport currently has no flights to Europe and so far has been unable to convince a carrier to seekihg any transcontinental service. On Dec. Airport officials ly have said the current runway configuration only allows for European nonstop service to London or Frankfurt, Germany.
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San Antonio airport officials seeking longer runway to lure European flights
San Antonio International and other airports had seen their biggest s of passengers since the beginning of the COVID pandemic in the days preceding the Thanksgiving Day holiday, although that was less than 50 percent of the comparable period a year earlier. Saenz said the airport has been gradually seeing more travelers since March when the pandemic began despite the recent sluggish s.
Saenz said airlines and airline manufacturers are doing a lot to reduce jet noise and promised community hearings over the next few months zntonio residents near the airport to voice their concerns. Mayor Ron Nirenberg has focused on the need for a new terminal. Overall, it has sent 1, furlough warnings to Texas workers.
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On Wednesday, he again repeated his vision of a modern terminal complex that reflects San Antonio culture and heritage. Despite that, Saenz said the models show the of tor likely would increase at the airport because large s of people could be vaccinated by mid Aviation Director Jesus Saenz Jr.
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antoonio Saenz said the of passengers being screened at the airport percentage-wise over the last seven days was slightly over national s although it also was showing the effects of the current increase in cases.