KAUS: Texas' Premier Airport
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located just 5 miles from Downtown Austin, TX, and is turning into Texas’ number one premier airport to fly in and out of. In recent years Austin has gone through a significant expansion with new International service, modern facilities being built, and it even has become a focus city for Delta Airlines.
KAUS has two terminals, the Main one that houses most airlines and the South Terminal, which is located at the southern point of the airport and is used by Ultra Low-Cost carries Allegiant and Frontier with five ramp gates. The two terminals are both separately completely accessed airside at each. A free shuttle can take you between the two terminals if need be. The Main Terminal features 34 gates, of which six are capable of handling international arrivals. Over a dozen high-quality food options are available in the Main Terminal. Such options include Amy’s Ice Creams, which is like a Cold Stone Creamery on steroids, Salt Lick BBQ, Wok and Roll Asian Cuisine, and more!
A new nine gate expansion was just opened at the end of the Main Terminal, and it is stunning. It brought the total number of gates from 25 to 34 and features a brand-new state of the art Delta Airlines Sky Club. The new Sky Club is accompanied by an American Airlines Admiral Club and a United Airlines Club; both are located in other parts of the terminal. Another neat feature of the airport is that it houses a live-music stage airside, which gets played on often.
TSA operates out of two Checkpoints at AUS. Checkpoints 1 and 2, each is at separate ends of the Main Terminal, and they have a small checkpoint at the South Terminal. Wait times usually aren’t too long, which is nice.
Airlines and Destinations at Austin-Bergstrom:
Aeromexico Connect: Mexico City
Air Canada/Express: Seasonal to Toronto-Pearson
Alaska Airlines: Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), Seattle/Tacoma
Allegiant Air: Albuquerque, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Orlando/Sanford Seasonal: Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Memphis, Pittsburgh
American Airlines: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York–JFK, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
American Eagle: Miami
British Airways: London-Heathrow
Delta Airlines: Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma
Delta Connection: Cincinnati, Raleigh/Durham
Frontier Airlines: Chicago–O’Hare, Denver, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
Seasonal: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Ontario, Seattle/Tacoma, Tampa
jetBlue Airways: Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Long Beach, New York–JFK, Orlando
KLM: Amsterdam (Beginning May 4th, 2020)
Norwegian Air Shuttle: Seasonal: London–Gatwick, Paris–Charles de Gaulle (begins May 6, 2020)
Southwest Airlines: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago–Midway, Dallas–Love, Denver, El Paso, Fort Lauderdale, Harlingen, Houston–Hobby, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Lubbock, Nashville, New Orleans, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Raleigh/Durham, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco (ends January 5, 2020), San Jose (CA), St. Louis, Tampa, Washington–National Seasonal: Boston, Cancún, Indianapolis, Panama City (FL), Pensacola, San José del Cabo
Spirit Airlines: Atlanta, Baltimore, Cancún (begins February 26, 2020), Chicago–O’Hare, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville (begins March 26, 2020), Newark (begins March 26, 2020), New Orleans, Orlando
Sun Country: Seasonal: Cancún, Gulfport/Biloxi, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Taos Air: Seasonal to Taos
United Airlines: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles Seasonal: Cancún
United Express: Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
WestJet: Seasonal to Calgary
As you can see, you have a tremendous number of airlines and nonstop cities you can fly to from AUS. This is only the beginning, however. The airport is currently finishing up its 2040 plan, and by 2040, a brand-new satellite terminal will be built, which will have 32 gates bringing the total gates to 71 combined between the three terminals.
Overall, Austin-Bergstrom is a beautiful and comfortable airport to fly in and out of. We at WorldTravelReport hope this airport guide helps to travel out of KAUS with a little more ease!
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