City of Austin, Department of Aviation
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)
• ABIA is run by City of Austin Aviation Department, which is part of the Austin city government.
• The airport is a self-supporting entity. Austin opened its new airport in 1999 after converting the former Bergstrom Air Force Base. It was the first U.S. conversion of an Air Force Base to commercial airport since the end of the Cold War. Massive new
construction was undertaken including the new Barbara Jordan passenger terminal and a new control tower.
• The Airport sits on 4,242 acres centrally located in Texas. It is a medium hub Origination & Destination airport.
• ABIA currently has nonstop service to 49 destinations in the U.S and served 12 million passengers in 2015.
• It continues to outperform U.S. domestic enplanement growth trends.
• The Airport has one terminal with 25 gates operated by 13 carriers.
• The Airport employs approximately 4000 employees .
• ABIA is dedicated to providing the best possible customer service, Austin-style.
• 4,242 acres owned by the City of Austin
• 2 wide spaced parallel runways allowing simultaneous landings and/or takeoffs
– 17L/35R – 9,000 feet
– 17R/35L – 12,248 feet
17L is a CAT IIIb runway for low visibility operations.
• Modern 700,000 sq ft Passenger Terminal
– 24 aircraft gates (with full-service aircraft jet bridges) and 1 commuter gate
– 3 Security Checkpoints with a total of 11 lanes plus temporary.
– Federal Inspection Station for International flights
• Hilton Hotel
• Hyatt Hotel under construction – Opening in Spring 2017
• Air cargo facilities that can accommodate up to B747 aircraft
• General Aviation facilities in the south portion of the airport
ABIA’s Development Plan
1. New Checkpoint
• A new passenger screening checkpoint opened at Austin Berg strom International Airport on July 1, 2015.
• It has six screening lanes and creates a new connection in the terminal from the east ticket lobby to the concourse.
• The purpose of this project is to expand terminal capacity and make travel through Austin’s airport more pleasurable and efficient.
• This is needed in order to keep up passenger growth.
• Passenger growth at Austin’s airport has steadily increased since January 2010 from 8.6 million passengers annually to
12 million in 2015.
• The project added 56,700 square feet to the existing terminal and renovated approximately 17,000 existing square feet.
2. New Customs Facility
• Ribbon was cut on the new Customs facility on Dec. 15, 2014.
• New, state-of-the-art facility more than doubled ABIA’s capacity to process international arrivals.
• New facility immediately increased processing capacity from about 200 passengers per hour to over 400 per hour and eventually up to 600 per hour.
3. Rental Car Facility
• The facility is a five-level, 1.6 million square foot complex that consolidates all rental car operations, including vehicle pick up and
drop off, car storage, cleaning, and fueling into a single facility.
• Eleven car rental agencies with more than 300 employees began operating at the facility on Oct. 1, 2015.
• More than 3,000 rental car vehicles per day will pass through the facility, with up to 5,000 rental car vehicles passing through
on the facility’s busiest days.
• All car rental operations are now consolidated into this one facility.
4. New Parking Services & Pet Hotel
5. Apron Expansion
• Implementation of the apron expansion will provide needed taxi-lane dimensions for the terminal expansion as well as accommodate additional RON aircraft parking needs.
• The apron expansion project would also include the design and construction of GSE storage facility(s) to accommodate airline
/ground service providers’ equipment storage.
• Additional water quality pond infrastructure will be added to adequately treat storm water runoff due to the added impervious
cover from the apron expansion.
6. Terminal Expansion
• The terminal gate expansion will provide approximately 70,000 square feet (a 23% increase) of new hold room space, concise sions, restroom facilities, and concourse circulation space to name a few.
• It also provides the added concourse footprint that will accommodate nine additional aircraft parking spaces on the apron for both domestic and international airline operations.
• This near-term expansion will provide an approximate 30% increase in aircraft operational capacity. The expanded terminal will accommodate approximately 4 million additional passengers per year for a total of 15 million annual passengers – an increase of 36%.