Beginning May 17, 2024, San Antonio International Airport will provide seasonal, nonstop flights to Europe, according to city officials.

The background

In a Sept. 21 news conference, local officials said Condor Airlines will fly to Frankfurt Airport in Germany, which connects to several destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.

The San Antonio airport’s service on Condor will have an estimated annual $34 million economic impact for the area, local leaders said.

Tickets for the Frankfurt flights are on sale; the new seasonal service will operate from May 17-Sept. 6. Initially, Condor will operate three days a week at SAIA.

What they’re saying

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the announcement marks a significant milestone in local air transit.

“This is the first time people in San Antonio will be able to fly from SAT to Europe nonstop and vice-versa. Germany is where San Antonio has the most demand for travel in Europe because of the cultural, historic, tourism, military and business ties,” Nirenberg said in a statement.

Airports director Jesus Saenz said Condor is a welcome addition for SAIA, which will help attract other airlines and more destinations.

“We fully believe San Antonio will utilize this service to Europe and take advantage of Condor’s extremely competitive airfares. Once that happens, we anticipate Condor will expand their services even further,” Saenz said in a statement.