In advance of opening nine new gates in the Barbara Jordan Terminal, the Austin Airport (IATA: AUS) will start to renumber the terminal concourse gates starting this summer.
The airport says its original gate number signs along the concourse are scheduled to be replaced with new signs this July. This is in preparation for the renumbering of all gates, necessitated by the addition of nine new gates, currently underway. Although at installation the new signs will display current gate numbers; they are designed ready to reveal a new gate number at a later date. The renumbering will start with Gate 25, which will become Gate 34, and work its way east down through the numeric system to where the new expanded concourse area meets the original concourse.
In addition, the airport is ‘going digital’ as new outside LED displays will show the upper-level airline drop-off and ticket counter locations outside of the Barbara Jordan Terminal.
The fixed airline signs currently atop the building’s canopy will be removed and replaced by an electronic visual information display system (EVIDS) that shows the airline logo. The six LED displays are each 5ft (1.5m)-tall and 8ft (2.44m)-wide and allow for easier updates to airline and traveller information.
In due course, all the overhead signage on the airport’s Presidential Blvd will be updated and replaced with digital signs as part of the AUS’s overall improvement project to the main roadway.