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With spring, AUS is bustling

Friday, March 11, 2022 by Tai Moses

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is cautioning travelers that, due to the return of South by Southwest and regular old spring break travel, the next few weeks are going to be very busy at the airport. In fact, tourists and trekkers should “expect a bustling and busy terminal” with “several peak days of travel including several 26,000 to 30,000 passenger days.” As Jacqueline Yaft, the airport’s CEO, explained in a press release, “The return of Austin events, Austinites and Central Texas travelers flying out for spring break and new air service offerings launching this March means that AUS will be busier than usual these months. As our teams plan and prepare for more travelers, we ask that travelers work with us to plan ahead, arrive early, trust our tips and pack some patience.” Fortunately, AUS has prepared some diversions for stressed-out travelers, including new art installations, concession offerings and live musical performances. Ray Benson will be performing at the Asleep at the Wheel Stage at Gate 19 on March 16, 1-3 p.m., and local artists the Reverent Few, Red Young and Buenos Diaz won’t be far behind him. Check out AUS’ full musical lineup for spring break.

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