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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
AUS or Austin-Bergstrom International Airport serves Austin and mid-Texas. AUS has one terminal named after ex-congresswomen Barbara Jordan and it has 3 levels, Mezzanine, Concourse and Baggage Claim. Situated 8 miles from the city of Austin, 11 airlines serve the airfield offering thirty six nonstop locations in the United States. The airfield is equipped with Family Viewing Area next to the east runway with 1 acre reserve for viewing aircraft approaches and take offs. Texas main city and the place where University of Texas is located, Austin showcase different music scene, AUS features live music every afternoon on one of the many stages all through the airport.
AUS airport is situated five miles southeast of downtown Austin, and could be accessed by ABIA exit or State HWY 71 and indirectly through Interstate 35 and State Hwys 183. The latest and temporary eight-lane toll plaza with 4 toll booths and 4 credit cards only lanes, situated next to the northeast side of the road until an 11 lane toll plaza is built behind it as part of the CONRAC plan which will be done in 2015.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has 2 runways and a projected 9.8 million travelers yearly. It reached its ten million mark last 2013 and is served by many airlines providing many US nonstop locations with links all over the world. The TSA checkpoints are open starting at four in the morning. It is suggested to get there an hour before your flight scheduled. The TSA pre-check is on hand for qualified passengers. The Airport Hilton Austin Hotel is on Hotel Drive crossways from AUS parking lots.
Current and Future Developments
The continuing $240 million expansion plan involves 70,000 square feet of whole new room, which includes concessions, holding rooms, restrooms and concourse circulation space – and new concrete apron about the east wing of the terminal) - provisional completion will be 2017.
A new CONRAC Consolidated Rental Car Facility situated at the eastern part of the Lot A is under production, to be finished in 2015. Subsequently the provisional eight-lane toll plaza will shut down when the new eleven-lane toll plaza opens.
Shop, Dine and Relax
Concourse also serves as an art gallery. All through the airport terminal are exhibits that showcase the insightful, exceptional as well as the delightful work of the local artists that reflect the spirit of the district.
Austin is the Live Music Capital of the US and there is Music in the Air once you arrive at the terminal. You can catch local artists doing shows at any of the many venues inside the airport from Monday to Friday. Austin food features the finest TEX-MEX, BBQ as well as any other international menu. There are lots of establishments inside the airport.
There is no place like Austin, something passengers know right away upon coming in the concourse. Inside the concourse there is something for everyone from bookstores and coffee shops to accessories shops and boutique to make your Austin visit unforgettable and memorable one.