Work on San Antonio International Airport’s $525 million expansion program will slow down due to fewer passengers than expected at the facility.

Interim aviation director Mike Sawaya told the San Antonio City Council last week that the number of passengers using the airport in 2009 is expected to be down 4% from the 8.4 million passengers in 2008. As a result, he said, one of the two terminals in the capital program that was to be operational by 2012 will not be needed until 2014.

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