San Antonio International Airport

Jack Morgan

San Antonio International Airport's busy pre-holiday schedule has begun. Over the holidays, major airports like San Antonio International can seem cold and impersonal. The stress can be overwhelming. But then you round a corner and hear a band playing It's a Holly Jolly Christmas  right there in the terminal.

There’s mixed news for passengers who rely on San Antonio International Airport.  In a previous story, Texas Public Radio reported that airlines have cut the number of flights between San Antonio and Mexico, and the number of passengers flying those routes has dropped 21 percent over the past year.  But airport officials say domestic service is growing.   What does that mean for specific destinations?  And are historically higher-than-average ticket prices becoming more competitive? 

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio International Airport’s hope of being a gateway for travel to Mexico is diminishing.  This month the city-managed airport reported a 21 percent drop in passengers flying between the Alamo City and Mexico, and that is frustrating some travelers. 

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

International traffic at San Antonio’s airport has dropped dramatically in the past year.  

AARON SCHRANK/TPR

Most Delta flights in and out of San Antonio saw short delays Monday, after the airline’s computer system went down—grounding flights for several hours.

Delta resumed flights just before 10 a.m., but delays continued in San Antonio and beyond as the carrier worked to reset its operations.

Anna Koos-Dodson’s afternoon flight from San Antonio to Detroit was delayed, but her travel day wasn’t ruined. 

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