Mayor, county judge explore new airport possibility

SAN ANTONIO -- Is a new airport possible for the Alamo City? It could happen, as talks were underway Wednesday night.

"I think the issue of the airport and its capacity keeps coming up over and over as far as the future growth of our community," San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said.

Taylor confirmed she and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff have launched a task force to look at the needs of San Antonio and South Texas regarding airports.

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Wolff told the San Antonio Business Journal one idea is to look into a new bigger airport to serve the entire region.

However, major expansion projects have been underway at the San Antonio International Airport for quite some time. Taylor said business would be a major factor in this decision.

"The capacity of our airport has been a hindrance for us in relation to some businesses expanding or considering San Antonio," she said.

If you've lived in San Antonio long enough, you'll recall when SBC Communications bought AT&T more than a decade ago. AT&T later relocated its headquarters from San Antonio to Dallas.

CEO Randall Stephenson specifically noted one of the reasons was to give employees better access to "more convenient, time efficient, and cost effective airports" like DFW and Love Field.

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