CONTACT: Tonya Hope, Public Relations Manager
Office (210) 207-1515, Cell (210) 400-7428
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 25, 2017) – San Antonio International Airport is proud to claim more than 180 volunteers known as Airport Ambassadors. They have provided a kind face and ample assistance to the more than 8.6 million visitors who travelled through the airport last year. They were recognized for their service, dedication and hard work at the 17th Annual Ambassadors Appreciation Luncheon where Edward Benavides, CEO of the Tricentennial Commission, presented a special sneak peek of the exciting plans to celebrate San Antonio’s 300th anniversary.
The Ambassadors play a vital role in providing customer service to travelers and are an important ingredient to SAT’s numerous customer service awards and recognition.
“Visitors to our city learn about the charm and nuances of San Antonio through our incredibly selfless Ambassadors,” said Russ Handy, Aviation Director for the City of San Antonio. “Many of these amazing men and women have retired from successful careers and continue to represent their community through their volunteer service at the airport. And serve they have!”
The combined cumulative volunteer hours of the Ambassadors honored at the lunch is 95,800, which equates to approximately $1.3 million in resources, and an immeasurable amount of goodwill. This year to date, the Ambassadors have assisted more than 303,000 passengers and donated more than 32,000 hours to the airport.
For more information on becoming an Airport Ambassador, call 210-207-3546.