In this edition:
Airside Updates      Landside Updates      Administrative Updates 

airside
TRAFFIC COUNTS CONTINUE TO RISE


In October, San Marcos Regional saw an 53% increase in traffic counts from October 2016. Keep in mind these numbers do not include flights that occur outside of the tower's operational hours. Overall, the counts for the 2017 fiscal year are up approx 34.4%! 
 
The increased activity reflected in these traffic counts helps us secure funding for future airport projects and improvements.  
RESERVED TIE-DOWNS 


On December 6, 2016, Council established rates for reserved tie-downs on the ramp. These rates only apply to users and tenants who wish to establish and mark a specific location on the ramp for their aircraft. However, general parking will still be available and permitted at no cost.
 
We're in the process of marking and numbering 60 tie-downs on the ramp. Of those, 35 are currently reserved. Please take care to avoid parking in marked spaces.
 
If you're interested in reserving a tie-down for your aircraft or for you transient customers, please give us a call at (512) 216-6039. 
TAXIWAY REPAIRS

Repairs to Taxiways Alpha and Charlie began Monday, November 13 and are expected to be completed by the end of the week. Sections will be closed during tower hours only and reopen in the evenings. Please refer to NOTAMS and be sure to communicate with the tower during this time. 

If you have any questions, please call the airport management office at (512) 216-6042.  
Landside

ACCESS GATES ARE ACTIVE



On Monday, September 4, 2017, the airport gates were activated. 
 
Visitors or those making deliveries can access the ramp by using one of three (3) gates controlled by Berry Aviation and Redbird Skyport (Gates 1, 2, and 4).
 
The main objective for the fence and gate system is to limit unauthorized vehicles on the ramp and around taxiing aircraft. The maps above show the gate locations and public parking areas (shown in green) to be utilized by guests and visitors.
 
If you need access to the ramp, please call the office at (512) 216-6039.
Admin
HOLIDAY HOURS

The holiday season is upon us! Please make note of Airport Management office hours:
 
Thanksgiving
CLOSED Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24
 
Christmas
CLOSED Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26
 
New Years
CLOSED Monday, Jan. 1

The tower will be open 7:00AM to 7:00PM daily as usual.

AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

Our next Airport Advisory Board Meeting will be held Monday, December 11 at 10:00 am.

The meetings are held at the Airport Management offices at 4400 Highway 21.
 
Come by to learn more about what's happening at your airport, meet the Board, and enjoy a free cup of coffee and donuts! 
FREE POLOS

We had a great response from airport users regarding our free San Marcos Airport polos. If you haven't had a chance to pick yours up, don't fret! We recently received a new order so we're stocked up.

Pictured is the men's polo which we have in large, x-large, and xx-large. We also have a women's version in small, medium, large, and x-large.

Swing by 4400 Highway 21 Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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On behalf of San Marcos Regional Airport and Texas Aviation Partners, we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.