Making Austin a Little Easier to Visit

  • August 23, 2013
  • Scott

The ABIA (Austin-Bergstrom International Airport) is embarking on a $68 million dollar expansion thanks to the City of Austin’s support (from voters and City Council):

AUSTIN (KXAN) – If you dread the long lines at the airport, relief could be right around the corner. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has plans for a major expansion after the City Council approved a $62 million  plan.

It’s one of the biggest – and most awaited – construction projects in the airport’s history. […]

ABIA has been topping passenger records lately. In the last 30 years, it has been above the national average, growing five percent annually and topping 900,000 in June.

The airport has already started work to expand the customs processing area for more international flights.

This will be great news for Austin travelers when it is completed.  Separately, there’s a project for a new rental car facility and employee parking structure going on, neither of which was referenced in the article above.  Its nice to see Austin steadily improving on nearly every economic measure.  Although, I’d still like to see some real mass transit around town.


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