June 16, 2024

San Antonio International Airport releases preliminary design plans for the new terminal

On February 15, 2023, designers released 3D renderings of the new terminal C planned for San Antonio International Airport. These plans were revealed at the City Council meeting.

These drawings reveal the Terminal Development Programs vision of the passenger experience for the new terminal. With a completion date of mid-2028, the plans revealed along with the renderings show a vibrant open plan with plenty of natural light coming in.

The San Antonio Airport System (SAAS) has been working with an international architectural design firm, Corgan and their project partners including local award-winning Lake|Flato Architects as well as airport and transportation planners from Kimley-Horn. The design is only 15% completed.

Some of the featured highlights of the new terminal include a 17-gate expansion. Six of those terminals will accommodate both domestic and wide-body international flights. We’re talking about flights that fly over large bodies of water.

Terminal C will be larger than Terminal A and B combined.

There will be a Riverwalk landscape experience and shows the story of San Antonio’s creeks and spring-fed waterways.

Outdoor courtyards that allow passengers to go outside and grab some sun.

There will be about 41,000 square foot of new concession spaces that will allow to showcase local restaurants.

More than 29,000 square foot space that will be available for club lounges.

Large waiting areas with plenty of seating that’s equipped with the latest technology so that travelers can be comfortable waiting for their flight.

There will be a modern Federal Inspections Service area that will be in compliance for more international air service.

Outside travelers will notice an expanded roadway system that will allow traffic to move better and removing congestion along a curb front that will be in double the length.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg said that this expansion is something that San Antonio has longly awaited and will be competitive in the aviation industry. This means that San Antonians won’t no longer have to sought out international flights out of Austin, Dallas or Houston.