American Airlines to build new 15,000-sq.-ft. lounge at Austin airport

The new American Airlines lounge will be the largest at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Courtesy American Airlines)
The new American Airlines lounge will be the largest at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Courtesy American Airlines)

The new American Airlines lounge will be the largest at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Courtesy American Airlines)

American Airlines announced that it plans to build a new 15,000-plus-square-foot Admirals Club lounge at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, according to a Nov. 16 press release. The lounge, located near Gate 14, will be the largest at the airport, with the capacity to host more than 250 customers. Construction will begin next year, and an opening date will be announced in the future. www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/clubs/admirals-club.jsp
By Benton Graham

Metro Reporter, Austin

Benton joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter covering transportation in Central Texas in June 2021. Benton's writing has appeared in Vox, The Austin Chronicle, Austonia and Reporting Texas. Originally from Minneapolis, Benton graduated from William & Mary and eventually moved to Austin in 2018.