Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority celebrated the groundbreaking of the SH 71 express project that will add toll lanes from Presidential Boulevard near the airport to east of SH 130. It will also involve realigning FM 973, which is currently split into two traffic signals. The eastern light will be eliminated.

Amy Denney

SH 71 toll project designed to improve regional access to Austin airport

Collaboration was the buzzword at the Jan. 27 construction kickoff celebration of the SH 71 project that will add toll lanes from SH 130 to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. more »

Jan 27, 2015 3:58 PM Northwest Austin

Once passengers have retrieved their checked luggage from baggage claim they will proceed through security checks.

Jennifer Curington

Austin airport unveils new customs facility

A new international customs facility at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was revealed Dec. 15 and is anticipated to be used by passengers within the next week. more »

Dec 15, 2014 4:54 PM Central Austin

Austin City Council's chambers received an overhaul in the last few months to make changes for the 10-1 council.

Jennifer Curington

Austin City Council—Nov. 6

Austin City Council met in City Hall chambers for the first time since construction completed to make room for the new 10-member council, which takes office in January. more »

Nov 6, 2014 11:21 AM Central Austin

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Austin-Bergstrom breaks passenger record again

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport set a passenger record in June, breaking its own record for the second time this year. more »

Aug 7, 2014 11:33 AM Central Austin

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World War II planes coming to Austin

Rare vintage World War II aircrafts and veteran aviators will visit Austin beginning July 3. more »

Jul 2, 2014 2:27 PM Central Austin 3 Comments

Austin City Council OKs funding for airport security expansion project

The East Terminal Infill project at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport moved forward Aug. 8 with Austin City Council's 7-0 approval of funding for the project. more »

Aug 12, 2013 10:00 AM Central Austin

Austin airport receives first LEED Gold designation

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport received its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold designation July 12 for the airport's ground transportation staging area. more »

Jul 16, 2013 12:00 AM Central Austin

Austin announces public art opportunity

Art in Public Places has placed a national call to artists to design and create artwork for the Terminal East Infill Project at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. June 26. more »

Jun 19, 2013 12:00 AM Central Austin

This rendering is of the third level of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport expansion project. The total cost of the east infill project is expected to be around $50 million.

Courtesy of City of Austin

City Council votes to expand Austin airport

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will be expanding after Austin City Council approved Oct. 18 the negotiation and execution of a design-build agreement for up to $6.3 million for the preliminary design phase. more »

Oct 19, 2012 9:36 AM Central Austin

Council postpones decision on proposed employee parking lots at ABIA

Austin City Council voted unanimously to postpone a decision on a proposed employee parking lot at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at the Sept. 27 meeting. more »

Sep 28, 2012 11:39 AM Central Austin


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Uncertainties remain as airport preps for Formula One influx

Austin is no stranger to the global spotlight: In March the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference attracted several thousands of visitors from more than 70 nations. more »

Jul 27, 2012 2:00 AM Central Austin

Austin officials stress need for preparedness after London F1 trip

Local safety, transportation and local government officials held a news conference July 13 to offer updates on how regional authorities are preparing for hosting the U.S. Grand Prix this November at the Circuit of The Americas racetrack. more »

Jul 13, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

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Austin City Council rejects ABIA temporary international terminal

The Austin City Council unanimously rejected June 28 a proposal to build a temporary international customs terminal for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to accommodate extra charter flights for Formula One. more »

Jun 29, 2012 12:00 AM Central Austin

Southwest to offer nonstop flights from Austin to Reagan National Airport

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced May 14 the approval of nonstop flights via Southwest Airlines from Austin to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. more »

May 16, 2012 12:00 AM Central Austin 1 Comments

Airport update

More travelers are using Austin-Bergstrom International Airport as their gateway to the skies. While smaller, nearby airports did not all experience an increase in air traffic in 2011, they are making improvements and planning for future growth. more »

Jan 26, 2012 9:00 PM Leander | Cedar Park