Austin Bergstrom set for more expansion as the airport continues to see record numbers of increases. Total passenger traffic for October 2015 was 1,044,747 up 7% compared to October 2014. City Council is set to vote this Thursday on a 289 million dollar expansion that would add 9 gates and 70,000 square feet to the east terminal. Rumors have been circulating for months now that ABIA could see a direct to China, this should only add to those rumors. ABIA already has directs to the UK, Canada, Mexico, and soon Germany which will start in the spring.
It has a lot of components.
-Demolish some left over airforce base buildings to make room for more taxi-way
-Expand the apron area south and east of the terminal by about 27 acres
– Move the 116,000-square-foot detention pond near the apron and make it about 20 percent larger to store and treat runoff water and de-icing material.
-Build the Actual terminal structure