Austin-Bergstrom International Airport AUS
- also known as 'ABIA' - serves the Central Texas City of Austin and its surrounding areas. It has recently been ranked by an Airport Service Quality passenger survey as being third-Best Airport in North America, and comes in fifth compared to world-wide airports of its size. Noteworthy is that ACI awarded the Airport with the 'Roll of Excellence'.
AUS Airport is located 5 miles southeast of the business district of the city of Austin, and can be directly accessed by State Hwy 71 (ABIA exit) and indirectly via Interstate 35 (6 miles from Airport) and State Hwys 183. The State Hwy 71 underpass of Riverside Drive recently opened with both east & west-bound lanes!
AUS Airport has two runways and an estimated 9.8 million passengers annually and is served by a number of airlines offering numerous US nonstop destinations with connections around the world.
The following Airlines added in January 2017 new destinations: Delta to Seattle; Southwest to Pensacola, FL., Frontier to Washington D.C. & San Diego.
- TSA checkpoints open 4am
. It is advisable to arrive at the terminal 2 hours prior to a flight scheduled before 8am and no later than 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure after 8am. TSA pre-check is available for eligible passengers.
- TSA Pre-Check applications center for expedited sceening opened Jan. 2016 in the baggage claim area across from carousels 3, 4.
- The new Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC)
is located at the eastern half of Lot A.
The on-Airport Hilton Austin Hotel
is on Hotel Drive, across from the parking lots.
A new 139-room Hyatt Place Hotel
is to be completed by spring 2017.
Austin-Bergstrom Airport has one passenger terminals, called the Barbara Jordan Terminal.
Present and future Airport Developments:
In July 2016 designs were unveiled for the South Terminal transformation - to be completed by 2017.