Austin’s airport is Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) (IATA code AUS), located 5 miles (8 km) southeast of the city. The airport is on the site of the former Bergstrom Air Force Base, which was closed in 1993 as part of the Base Realignment and Closure process. Previously, Robert Mueller Municipal Airport was the commercial airport of Austin. Austin Executive Airport serves the general aviation coming into the city, as well as other smaller airports outside of the city center.
As for general information on the airport itself, Austin–Bergstrom International Airport or ABIA (IATA: AUS, ICAO: KAUS, FAA LID: AUS, formerly BSM) is a Class C international airport located in Austin, Texas, United States (the capital of Texas), and serving the Greater Austin metropolitan area, the 31st-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Located about 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Downtown Austin, it covers 4,242 acres (1,717 ha) and has two runways and three helipads. It is on the site of what was Bergstrom Air Force Base. The airport and Air Force base were named after Captain John August Earl Bergstrom, an officer who served with the 19th Bombardment Group. The airport replaced Robert Mueller Municipal Airport as Austin’s main airport.
A total of 13,889,305 passengers traveled through the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport in 2017. The airport is now the 34th busiest airport for total passengers in the United States, and is the busiest airport in Texas outside of Dallas–Fort Worth or Houston. Annual passenger total in 2017 increased by 11.5% from the previous record year of 2016.
Scheduled passenger service began at the airport on Sunday, May 23, 1999. Currently, there are over 250 daily arrivals and 260 daily departures on the typical weekday to 76 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe.
The airport serves multiple passenger airlines, a list of which, we shall be providing to you, the list also will include destinations.
- Aeroméxico Connect: Mexico City
- Air Canada: Toronto–Pearson
- Alaska Airlines: Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), Seattle/Tacoma
- Allegiant Air: Albuquerque, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Memphis, Orlando/Sanford
Seasonal: Cleveland, Columbus–Rickenbacker, Fort Walton Beach, Pittsburgh
- American Airlines: Charlotte, Chicago–O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York–JFK, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
- British Airways: London–Heathrow
- Delta Air Lines: Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma
- Delta Connection: Cincinnati, Raleigh/Durham
Seasonal: Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City
- Frontier Airlines : Chicago–O’Hare (begins April 30, 2019), Denver, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Ontario, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco (begins May 10, 2019), Washington–Dulles
Seasonal: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle/Tacoma, Tampa
- JetBlue Airways: Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Long Beach, New York–JFK, Orlando
- Lufthansa: Frankfurt (begins May 3, 2019)
- Norwegian Air Shuttle, Seasonal: London–Gatwick
- Southwest Airlines: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago–Midway, Dallas–Love, Denver, El Paso, Fort Lauderdale, Harlingen, Houston–Hobby, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Lubbock, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Raleigh/Durham (begins June 9, 2019), Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), St. Louis, Tampa, Washington–National
Seasonal: Cancún, Panama City (FL), Pensacola, Portland (OR), San José del Cabo
- Spirit Airlines: Baltimore (begins February 14, 2019), Chicago–O’Hare (begins February 14, 2019), Denver (begins February 14, 2019), Detroit (begins February 14, 2019), Fort Lauderdale (begins February 14, 2019), Las Vegas (begins February 14, 2019), Los Angeles (begins May 2, 2019), New Orleans (begins February 14, 2019), Orlando (begins February 14, 2019)
- Sun Country Airlines, Seasonal: Cancún, Minneapolis/St. Paul
- Taos Air, Seasonal: Taos
- United Airlines: Chicago–O’Hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
- United Express: Chicago–O’Hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
- Vacation Express, Seasonal charter: Punta Cana
- ViaAir: Amarillo, Baton Rouge, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Tucson, Tulsa