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San Antonio (March 9, 2020) – The San Antonio International Airport broke its passenger record and greeted over 10 million passengers in 2018. That same year, the airport began its Strategic Development Plan (SDP) - a data-driven study to determine if the airport’s current location could continue to sustain the growth of the region’s population and increased passenger traffic. Phase 1 of the SDP, which concluded in October 2018, determined the airport could continue to meet passenger growth projected through the next 50 years from its current location, conveniently located just 10 miles from downtown San Antonio.
Phase 2 of the SDP, which began in August 2019, consists of the evaluation of the many recommendations received from various experts and stakeholders regarding how modifications to the current airport layout could support the future growth and demand of the region. Over the past seven months, options have been narrowed to a select few preferred airfield layout alternatives.
In a continuing effort to inform the community about the progress of the SDP to date, and to receive feedback on the preliminary preferred alternatives, San Antonio Airport System is hosting a series of “pop-up meetings” for the community to learn more and get involved. There are traditional open house meetings, informal settings at local businesses near the airport meant to promote open exchange, community meetings addressing neighborhood groups/organizations, and pop-up meetings hosted in each of the city’s ten council districts designed to reach as many residents and stakeholders as possible. Community members can also submit input via an online survey, and the airport’s website and email newsletters to subscribers are other ways for residents to stay informed on the latest updates.
A series of pop-up meetings in the community will start on Tuesday, March 10.
Here is the schedule of the upcoming engagements:
Tuesday, March 10: Mays Family YMCA at Potranco, 8765 Texas 151 Access Road (5:00 -7:00 PM) (District 6)
Wednesday, March 11: Walker Ranch Park, 12803 West Avenue (9:00 - 11:00 AM) (District 9)
Wednesday, March 11: Cody Branch Library, 11441 Vance Jackson (1:30-3:30 PM) (District 8)
Thursday, March 12: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, (9:00 - 11:00 AM) (District 2)
Saturday, March 14: 300 Celebration of Mission San Jose, 3122 Roosevelt Avenue (2:00 - 4:00 PM) (District 3)
To learn more about the Strategic Development Plan, future community engagements, or to complete an on-line survey – please visit www.sanantonio.gov/SATfuture