San Antonio airport $2.5 billion overhaul update

Check out the next steps for the SAT expansion + some updates coming to Stinson Municpal Airport.


Big changes are coming to SAT in the next few years.

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The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is undergoing a multi-year terminal expansion to accommodate the 25,000 passengers that fly through daily. Recently the San Antonio International Airport shared an update on their new terminal plans coming in 2028.

The Strategic Development Program identified four areas that are to be included in construction of the terminal.

  • A new concourse with up to 17 gates and a new Federal Inspection Service/Customs area
  • Additional area for aircraft parking
  • Expansion of the roadway lanes in front of the terminals
  • A new Ground Transportation Center with additional public parking

Now comes the price tag. The estimated cost of the additional terminal is between $700 million and $1 billion. Funding sources will include:

  • Federal grants
  • Interim airport financing
  • Aviation capital funds
  • Passenger facility charges

That’s not all — Potential future improvements for Stinson Municipal Airport were unveiled during a recent open house event. Possible projects include lengthening of runways, new hangars, and a fixed base operations complex.

At the beginning of this year, The Trailblazer Café — a bistro-style eatery at Stinson — is the newest addition to the second-oldest continually operating general aviation airport in the US. The restaurant will partner with Workforce Solutions Alamo as part of its Ready to Work initiative to help staff the café with several young aviation enthusiasts.

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