San Antonio International Airport continued setting passenger records in January, handling a record 755-thousand passengers last month, or roughly 24,000 every day, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
That is up 7% from January of 2018, which started off a record year, and the first year SAT has ever handled more than 10 million passengers.
“This growth reflects our ongoing trend of progress enhancing industry relationships to gain and retain air service to meet our customers’ needs,” said Russ Handy, Aviation Director for the City of San Antonio.
Even though there are none of the major events we saw last year, like the NCAA Final Four or the Tricentennial, the airport is taking advantage of the strong economy, which boosts leisure and business air travel, as well as an increase in capacity, and additional flights and destinations.
Handy said he expected 2019 to set another record in passenger travel at SAT.