From safety to record-breaking passenger volumes, here are the top five stories about the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in 2023. This list is not comprehensive.

DATA: 2022 marks busiest year for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport faced its busiest year ever in 2022, according to data released by ABIA on Feb. 14. In 2023, the airport broke records for nine of its busiest days ever, and ABIA officials anticipate 2023 to break last year’s passenger volume record.

$88M settlement approved for Austin Bergstrom-International Airport to acquire South Terminal

Austin City Council approved an $88 million settlement with LoneStar Airport Holdings LLC, the operator of the Austin Bergstrom-International Airport’s South Terminal, to acquire the terminal and move forward with an airport expansion later this year. On June 28, ABIA officials released a passenger survey to help determine the design for a new midfield concourse that would require the removal of the South terminal.

Austin airport subject of safety concerns amid series of near-misses, fatal incident

Elected officials urged the Federal Aviation Administration to improve safety at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after multiple near-misses and two fatal incidents involving employees this year were reported.

AUS provides updates on jet fuel facility, wetland restoration

ABIA officials are constructing a jet fuel facility, a project part of the airport’s expansion program. The jet fuel facility broke ground in April 2022 and is anticipated to be completed in October 2024. The fuel facility had faced opposition from nearby residents prior to its construction.

American Airlines cuts 21 routes at Austin Airport

American Airlines will cut a total of 21 nonstop flights from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in 2024, including six international and 15 domestic destinations.