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$40 million in Federal Funds to Ease San Antonio Airport’s Coronavirus Losses

San Antonio International Airport, which officials say has lost about 94 percent of its daily passenger load due to the COVID-19 crisis, will be receiving almost $40 million in federal aid to help soften the blow.

“We were on a track to have a record year, but that won’t be happening now,” said airport spokesman Rich Stinson. “We went from an average of about 15,000 passengers flying out every day to about 1,000. That decline started in mid-March.”

Stinson said the nationwide choke-hold on business has meant so many flight cancellations out of San Antonio that “the situation is completely fluid almost every day,” though airlines try to alert SAIA officials as soon as they know flights will be shelved.

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