San Antonio International Airport (SAT) made history today with a major announcement: Seasonal, nonstop flights to Europe will begin May 17, 2024. Condor Airlines will fly to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany, which connects to dozens of destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.
“This a spectacular win for San Antonio,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg during a news conference at the International Center. “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.”
SAT’s first-ever trans-Atlantic service on Condor will have an annual $34 million estimated economic impact to our region, Nirenberg said.
Here’s what to know about the flights to SAT’s 42nd nonstop destination:
- Tickets are currently on sale.
- The new seasonal service will operate from May 17-September 6.
- Condor’s brand new, fuel-efficient Airbus A330-900neo aircraft features 310 seats (30 Business Class, 64 Premium Economy and 216 Economy).
Jesus Saenz, Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System, said Condor is a welcome addition for SAT, which will help attract other airlines and more destinations.
“This is just the beginning of so much more to come at SAT,” Saenz said. “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.”
Ralf Teckentrup, CEO of Condor, said the airline is focused on providing quality service and good value.
“With our growing fleet of A330neos, we can provide better travel options to more Americans every year,” Teckentrup said. “I am particularly proud to offer the only nonstop connection from San Antonio, Texas to Frankfurt, Germany – the heart of Europe, where travelers can enjoy the popular touristic sights of Germany or travel beyond conveniently by air, road or rail. I invite everyone to try out our newest and most luxurious in-flight experience ever.”
Initially, Condor will operate three days a week at SAT:
- Depart SAT at 10:05 p.m.; Arrive at FRA at 3:20 p.m. the next day
- Depart FRA at 3:40 p.m.; Arrive at SAT at 8:05 p.m.
- Depart SAT at 8:25 p.m.; Arrive at FRA at 1:40 p.m. the next day
- Depart FRA at 2:00 p.m.; Arrive at SAT at 6:25 p.m.
The anticipated flight times are:
- San Antonio to Frankfurt: 10 hours, 15 minutes
- Frankfurt to San Antonio: 11 hours, 25 minutes
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