July was the busiest month ever for passenger traffic at San Antonio International Airport, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Just under one million passengers got on and off planes at the Airport last month, the 37th consecutive month of record traffic at the Airport.
905,000 of them were domestic passengers, and 55,000 were taking international flights.
“This is the single-busiest month of growth on record and the excitement builds each month as we wait for the monthly report,” said Russ Handy, Aviation Director for the City of San Antonio. “We eclipsed 10 million annual passengers for the first time ever just six months ago, and to think that we are already 300,000 passengers ahead of last year’s pace is just astounding.”
July was also the busiest month ever for air cargo tonnage at San Antonio International, also making July the busiest month ever for air cargo.
The Airport notes that the passenger record was set despite the grounding of the 737 Max Boeing jets, which have forced the grounding of many flights.
And records are made to be broken, and look for new records to be set in August and September. The airline industry group says a record 17.5 million passengers will hit the skies over the Labor Day weekend.