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Austin–Bergstrom International Airport

Commercial airport serving Austin, Texas, United States / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Austin–Bergstrom International Airport, or ABIA (IATA: AUS, ICAO: KAUS, FAA LID: AUS, formerly BSM), is an international airport in Austin, Texas, United States, serving the Greater Austin metropolitan area. Located about 5 miles (8 km) southeast of downtown Austin, it covers 4,242 acres (1,717 ha) and has two runways and three helipads.[1][3]

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Austin–Bergstrom International Airport
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorCity of Austin Aviation Department
ServesGreater Austin
LocationAustin, Texas, United States
OpenedMay 23, 1999; 24 years ago (1999-05-23)
Focus city forAllegiant Air
Elevation AMSL542 ft / 165 m
Coordinates30°11′40″N 097°40′12″W
FAA airport diagram
FAA airport diagram
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18L/36R 9,000 2,743 Concrete
18R/36L 12,250 3,734 Concrete
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 60 18 Concrete
H2 60 18 Concrete
H3 50 15 Concrete
Statistics (2022)
Total Passengers21,089,289
Aircraft operations268,830
Total cargo (lbs.)310,338,322

It is on the site of what was Bergstrom Air Force Base, named after Captain John August Earl Bergstrom, an officer who was the first person from Austin to be killed in World War II. The base was decommissioned in the early 1990s, and the land reverted to the city, which used it to replace Robert Mueller Municipal Airport as Austin's main airport in 1999. The airport is the third busiest in Texas, after Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston–Intercontinental, as well as the 28th busiest airport in the United States. As of 2018, there are 510 arrivals and departures on the typical weekday to 76 destinations in North America and Europe.[4]