Economic Impact of San Antonio Airport System (SAAS)
San Antonio Airport
San Antonio Airport System is home to two airports, San Antonio International Airport and Stinson Municipal Airport. It is owned and operated by the City of San Antonio.
San Antonio International Airport
The operations of the airport system have significant economic effects throughout the San Antonio region. Some of these are direct economic impacts that involve airport services provided directly for airport users and passengers. Other impacts are indirect effects, which arise from spending in the San Antonio region by visitors who have flown here for personal or business reasons. This spending on lodging, dining and other travel activities becomes earnings for those employed in the tourism and entertainment sectors.
Additional regional economic impacts of the airport system are induced when airport employees and tourism and entertainment workers spend these earnings, and those dollars are re-spent in the local economy, supporting companies and jobs in the San Antonio region. This regional spending also contributes to state and local tax coffers.
The San Antonio Airport System constitutes a significant economic community on its own. Multiple organizations and businesses play roles in the system’s airports by providing jobs, earnings and economic activity that all contribute to the regional economy. These businesses and jobs call on the full range of skills and specializations that make up the modern civil aviation industry, from operating aircraft to servicing aviation operations and equipment to offering services to passengers and shippers at the airport.
Economic Impact Study Brochure (PDF)
Economic Impact Study Report (PDF)