San Antonio International Airport is a commercial airport in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The airport has three runways and covers 2,600 acres (1,100 ha). Its elevation is 809 feet (247 m) above sea level. SAT is a Class C airport.
SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
San Antonio International Airport was founded in 1941 when the City of San Antonio purchased 1,200 acres (490 ha) of undeveloped land north of the city limits (now part of the city’s Uptown District) for a project to be called “San Antonio Municipal Airport.” World War II Wartime needs meant the unfinished airport was pressed into government service. The airport opened in July 1942 as Alamo Field and was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a training base.
The 77th Reconnaissance Group, equipped with various aircraft (P-39, P-40, A-20, B-25, O-47, O-52, and L-5) trained reconnaissance personnel who later served overseas. One squadron (113th) flew antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico.
SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 809 ft.
Runway length available: 03/21 7505×150 ft. :: 12R/30L 8502×150 ft. :: 12L/30R 5519×100 ft.