San Antonio International Adds Eighth Nonstop International Destination

Viva Aerobus Airbus A320

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San Antonio International Airport announced its eighth nonstop international destination today: Torreon, Mexico. Viva Aerobus, Mexico’s ultra-low-cost airline, announced it will begin flying to its fifth Mexican city from SAT on June 1, 2024. San Antonio will be one of only two U.S. cities with nonstop service to TRC. Viva Aerobus also announced it will increase its popular nonstop service again from SAT to Leon/Guanajuato.

“The addition of Torreon is a strategic decision when it comes to both business and leisure travel,” said Jesus H. Saenz, Jr., Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System. “Until now, travelers would drive nearly nine hours or take a connecting flight, resulting in 5-6 hours of travel. This new service helps to connect people involved in silver refining, automotive parts and electronics industries to Comarca Lagunera – known as the ‘region of lagoons.’ It’s also a popular destination for many San Antonians with friends and family there. Now you can find an affordable fare to make the trip down from San Antonio – in less than two hours.”

Here's what to know about the new Viva Aerobus nonstop from SAT to TRC:

  • 186 seats on A320 aircraft
  • Flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Depart SAT at 12:20 p.m.; Arrive at TRC at 1:00 p.m.
  • Depart TRC at 2:00 p.m.; Arrive at SAT at 4:40 p.m.

The increase in service from SAT is as follows:

  • From 3x to 4x weekly to BJX in June, following an increase to 3x in March

Viva Aerobus also offers nonstop service from SAT to Monterrey (MTY), Mexico City (MEX) and Queretaro (QRO).

“This is a very exciting day for Viva Aerobus, as we continue to expand our low-cost, nonstop service in the Alamo City. A few days ago, we announced new flights from San Antonio to Queretaro and, today, we are adding a new route to Torreon, Coahuila. This growth helps to strengthen their cultural, educational and, above all, business exchange," said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus. "We know passengers will appreciate having these new convenient and affordable flight options operated on modern aircraft and with customer-focused service, as there is a growing demand for travel between Mexico and the U.S."

Saenz said the growth of air service at SAT is evident and encouraging for many reasons.

“We are constantly working to build up our list of nonstop destinations – domestically and internationally,” Saenz said. “This has been a record year for us. We had more than one million passengers in July. It was our busiest summer ever. Now even more people will experience an authentic and elevated travel experience by flying into and out of SAT. We’re ready for that – and we’re still making big strides when it comes to getting even more nonstop flights.”

Torreon is SAT’s 44th nonstop destination. The airport’s other seven international destinations include: Queretaro, Guadalajara, Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico City, Monterrey, Cancun and Frankfurt, Germany.

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