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AUS is growing

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 by Tai Moses

Rendering courtesy of AUS

According to a news release from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, since March 2021, the airport has been experiencing “significant and consistent” passenger growth and summer air travel activity “is on track to match or surpass 2019 air travel activity.” And as travel rebounds, the airport is launching “the most extensive improvement program in its history.” AUS CEO Jacqueline Yaft said the planned infrastructure expansion project “will help us build a better airport and deliver an upgraded passenger experience – one that is not only safe, comfortable and convenient, but also reflects the city’s distinct culture and community.” Assistant City Manager Gina Fiandaca added that the slate of improvements will allow AUS “to meet the needs of Austinites, Central Texas and global travelers while driving regional economic recovery.” The plan includes:

  • Optimization of the Barbara Jordan Terminal
  • Enabling airfield and utility work to include building a new Central Utility Plant and removing existing structures to prepare for construction activities
  • Preparing for a new Midfield Concourse with 10+ new gates and two new taxiways.

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