SXAD Releases San Antonio International Airport for X-Plane 11 & 12

SXAD has recently released their rendition of San Antonio International Airport (KSAT) for X-Plane 11 and 12, serving Greater San Antonio with a yearly average of 9.4 million passengers, placing it among the busiest airports in Texas.

The airport was inaugurated in 1941, built on 490 ha of undeveloped land that was quickly taken by the US Army for training during WW2, then named Alamo Field. It hosted the 77th Reconnaissance Group, training personnel for overseas operations.

The end of the war saw its return to the city of San Antonio, followed by the construction of a second terminal in the early 1950s, along with a control tower and a baggage claim area. Then, in the late 60s, a new concourse was built with eight jet bridge gates.

In the mid 70s, a master plan was put into action to further develop the airport, with a new 33,000 square meters terminal and a larger parking garage, bringing the airport from eight to twenty seven gates.

Twenty years later, it was once again upgraded with a new parking garage that only reached completion in 2007.

In 2010, the old second terminal was closed, replaced by a brand new terminal with eight gates, designed by Corgan Associates, Inc. and 3D/International. 

Aeroméxico Connect, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, VivaAerobus, and Volaris currently serve the airport.

The scenery features an accurate rendition of the airport, with custom seasonal orthoimagery, custom PBR ground textures, baked night lighting and ambient occlusion, custom airport surroundings, and more.

It’s available on the X-Plane.Org Store for $19.99, requiring at least 1.2 GB of free hard disk space to install.

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