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ABIA attempts 'unusual' use of eminent domain to force out South Terminal operator

Ask anyone stuck on an airplane waiting for a gate at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport if the Barbara Jordan Terminal is big enough, and you’ll hear something like this: “It’s mind-boggling to me that Bergstrom has not grown as it’s needed…

Austin's airport now wants people to arrive three or more hours before departure

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is busier than ever. With more than 250 flights a day, the airport is drawing an unprecedented number of passengers. But airline counters, TSA screening lines and concession businesses don’t have enough employees. The result has been notoriously…

TSA lines are out the door again at Austin's airport

The lines for security screenings spilled out of the Barbara Jordan Terminal and onto the sidewalk Saturday morning at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The wait was so long that some people who showed up well in advance missed their flights. “It…

TSA wait times are improving at Austin's airport, but it's about to get a lot busier

The wait to get through TSA security at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has improved in recent weeks, airport officials say. Lines are no longer stretching through the terminal and out onto the sidewalk as they were in March, when AUS Executive…

Airport Hilton rebounds from pandemic losses

The Hilton hotel at Austin’s airport has made a significant recovery from the dark days of the pandemic, airport executives Tracy Thompson and Rajeev Thomas explained to the City Council Audit & Finance Committee Wednesday. During 2021, the Hilton’s occupancy…

Airport plan for jet fuel tank farm can go ahead after narrow Council vote

Austin City Council narrowly blocked an effort to stop a massive new fuel storage facility from being built at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The facility will store up to 6 million gallons of jet fuel a few hundred feet from homes. “Our hearts…

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Council facing challenge in solving jet fuel storage

While the number of passengers traveling through most of the nation’s airports is growing at roughly 4 percent a year, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport traffic is growing at 8 percent a year, AUS Director Jacqueline Yaft told City Council at Tuesday’s…

Why the long TSA lines at Austin's airport? Local and federal officials trade blame.

The early morning lines at Austin’s airport are gaining notoriety even among NPR game show hosts. “I fly a lot, and I often take early flights. I have never anywhere been in an airport that crowded that early in the…

Abandoned rental cars and TSA lines out the door. What's going on at Austin's airport?

When Carmen Ortiz arrived at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) on Monday morning, two hours before departure as recommended, the line to get through security stretched down the Barbara Jordan terminal, outside the building and back down the entire length of…

Business leaders see continued growth with airport's expansion plans

Even with expansion plans somewhat scaled back because of the financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, local business leaders see the continued growth of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport as vital to the region’s long-term economic prospects. At a recent panel held…

Could Austin’s airport taxis break free from the garage?

Facing steep declines in ridership, Austin’s taxi industry was offered a glimmer of hope at the most recent City Council meeting.  Earlier this month, Council unanimously approved a change that will have the city license taxis as an operating authority,…

Austin's legal bill to oust operator of airport's South Terminal approaches $1 million

The cost of Austin’s legal fight to reclaim and demolish the airport’s South Terminal — where people catch Allegiant and Frontier flights — just grew to $847,000. The Austin City Council today approved paying corporate law firm Winstead PC another $600,000 on top of $247,000 it…

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