Spring 2023

San Antonio’s new designs

The new terminal at San Antonio featuring a 17-gate expansion is scheduled to be completed in mid-2028 (photo: San Antonio International Airport).

The Texas gateway airport of San Antonio International has revealed ambitious plans for its Terminal Development Program (TDP) that will “reimagine the passenger experience – creating a sense of place for everyone arriving in San Antonio”.

The TDP is on schedule with a completion date in mid-2028. It will feature a 17-gate expansion, six of which will be able to accommodate both domestic and widebody international flights. There will be 850,000 sq ft of new terminal space, which will make the new terminal larger than Terminals A and B combined.

There will be a landscaped, “riparian paseo” between the curb and the terminal that references the River Walk experience of the city and tells the story of San Antonio’s creeks and spring-fed waterways.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the much-needed expansion will strengthen SAT’s competitiveness in the aviation industry. “This expanded facility will accommodate current and future air service expansion to meet our community’s constantly growing demand through 2040 and beyond,” he said.
“The airport is the doorstep to our beautiful city. The paseo, as you enter, will say you’ve arrived in San Antonio. We’re putting San Antonio on the map with every step of this much-needed project. We’re building a world-class airport to give people more options domestically and internationally.”