Council Considering Intl Flights

The City of San Antonio is looking at new incentives to bring more international air service to San Antonio Airport.

Councilman Joe Krier said it’s a good thing.

“I mean, if San Antonio is going to compete globally for jobs and all the things else that goes with them, we’ve got to be able to offer increased travel opportunities by air,” he said.

Austin is aggressively doing this now, “and we need to be in that ballgame in a very strong way,” Krier said.

The city was also in hot pursuit of direct flights to Washington, D.C., but Congress did not green light those…yet.

“So, we weren’t successful so far in this session, but it’s going to be coming up again in the relevant committees in the next four or five months,” he said. “And we’ll be up there making a case for San Antonio.”

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