In the nation’s capital, San Antonio leadership is trying to get non-stop flights from San Antonio Airport to Washington D.C.’s Reagan National Airport.
The group, including Mayor Ivy Taylor and City Manager Sheryl Sculley, is trying to get a House committee to create an exemption in the FAA Reauthorization Bill, which would be needed to allow for the non-stops into Reagan.
They met with committee leadership Wednesday. A draft of the FAA bill is expected next week.
In a statement, Mayor Taylor said: “although no nonstop flights exist between San Antonio and Washington D.C., we know there is a demand for them.”
She cited the need for the non-stops for the business and tourism industries, but there’s also the military side to this. The city said the Defense Department books more than 8,000 flights from San Antonio to D.C. each year.