San Antonio attracts record number of international visitorsSan Antonio attracts record number of international visitorshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=13942015-03-30T14:04:00Z2015-03-30T09:30:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio International Airport saw a 9.1 percent increase in international passenger traffic in January, with more than 40,900 travelers arriving from other countries.

That’s the largest international passenger count ever recorded for the month of January in San Antonio.

The latest numbers mean that San Antonio is off to a good start in its push to attract more visitors from outside the United States.

International travelers typically stay longer and spend more money when they visit. As a result, San Antonio officials have worked to attract this type of traveler in recent years.

Overall, 615,622 passengers flew into San Antonio International in January — 1.3 percent more than in January 2014.

San Antonio International Airport Statistics
Passengers 2015 2014 Chg.
Domestic Enplanements 284,468 282,587 0.7%
Domestic Deplanements 290,248 287,551 0.9%
Total Domestic Passengers 574,716 570,138 0.8%
InternationaI Enplanements 20,476 19,268 6.3%
International Deplanements 20,430 18,220 12.1%
Total International Passengers 40,906 37,488 9.1%
Grand Total all Passengers 615,622 607,626 1.3%

Source: San Antonio International Airport

For a PDF of the January and December statistics, click  here.

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