Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is run by the City of Austin Aviation Department. It provides Austin-style quality service for travelers at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, with staff working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure a safe, clean, friendly, efficient and sustainable airport. The airport opened on May 23, 1999. Although it is relatively new, the Aviation Department has decades of experience. In 1958, it began overseeing Austin's city-owned airport operations and maintenance. Currently, there are over 150 daily departures to 47 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, with a seasonal service to Germany announced for the summer of 2016.
Austin-Bergstorm International Airport is a Class C international airport located in Austin, Texas, and serving the Greater Austin metropolitan area, the 34-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Located about 5 miles southeast of Downtown Austin, it covers 4,242 acres and has two runways and three helipads.
A total of 10,718,854 passengers traveled through the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in 2014. The airport is now the 34-th busiest airport for total passengers in the United States. Annual passenger total in 2013 increased by 7%, or 700,896 passengers, from the previous record year 0f 2013. 2014 also saw the addition of British Airways' new route to London Heathrow Airport, initiated in March 2014, Austin's first ever transatlantic service to Europe.
Though the security checks are tedious, AUS provides many services to travelers. There are numerous restaurants and cafes located throughout the airport. Austin cuisine features some of the best Tex-Mex, barbecue, and all-around good eatin' there is, it's all from Austin and it's all here at AUS.
As the Live Music Capital of the World and there's Music in the Air the minute you step into the terminal. Catch local musicians featured at one of the many venues Monday through Friday.
If you have extra time to spare, there are small shops in both pre and post security. There are standard amenities including ATMs, currency exchange, luggage trolleys, ground transportation, free WiFi (in certain locations), and welcome centers.
The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates "Airport Flyer" bus services to and from the University of Texas main campus, stopping in Downtown Austin each way.
The Austin-Bergstorm International Airport Site maintains a list of licensed and permitted transportation options: Bus, shuttle, taxi, car service, rentals, and more.
If your flight is delayed or canceled, AUS provides the following hotels nearby: Holiday Inn Austin South and Super 8 Austin Airport South