When you need to attend cross-border meetings in Mexico, the jet charter airport in Edinburg is an excellent state-side starting point. South Texas International is 25 miles from the US/Mexican border, and just 10 miles from the city of Edinburg.
The airport has a 5,000-foot asphalt runway, capable of handling charter aircraft up to a 9-seat super mid-size jet. As an international airport, it also has the facilities for border security and customs clearance. It’s a huge time-saver compared to lining up for customs services at a major international hub airport.
Edinburg itself is a friendly community of about 101,000, the second-largest in Hidalgo County. The community was originally named Chapin in 1908, but in 1911, changed it to Edinburg in honor of a local businessman born in Edinburg, Scotland.
Though Texas and Scotland are very different, the two Edinburg cities share a passion for soccer. Edinburg, Texas is home to the Rio Grande Valley Toros, a professional USL team that plays regularly at HEB Park. The city has also developed an acclaimed youth soccer academy, giving south Texas kids a chance to join a team and hone their skills.
What also sets Edinburg apart is it is one of nine sites for the World Birding Center. The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands were established to encourage environmental stewardship while still being available for ecotourism. You’ll be glad you brought your camera!