Austin Airport Expansion Opens

The first international arrival at the new facility arrived on February 21. (Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Texas, has opened Phase I of the new 9-gate expansion. The expansion was declared operational on February 21 and the first departure was a Delta flight to Atlanta flight at 5:40am.

The terminal and apron expansion is a $350 million project. The project includes:

  • Adding nine new gates to the terminal, which increases the total number of gates to 34. This includes increasing international flight gates from two to six


The terminal expansion project is nearly 175,000 square feet and includes:

  • 88,359 square feet of concourse space
  • 52,282 square feet of apron level space for baggage makeup conveyors, additional inbound baggage systems, airline operations space, airport support space, and other related ancillary facilities
  • 28,205 square feet of mezzanine and platform level space
  • 5,770 square feet of outdoor east terrace.
  • Expanding the paved aircraft area around the terminal by 48 acres to better accommodate larger and more aircraft and increased overnight aircraft parking at Austin’s airport.
  • Designed to meet LEED Silver certification for overall energy and environmental sustainability.


The original Barbara Jordan Terminal was designed to serve 11 million passengers annually. In 2018, the airport served 15.8 million annual passengers.

Twenty consulting firms were engaged in the work with a five-person, all women on-site project delivery team.