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Austin airport breaks all-time record in 2015Austin airport breaks all-time record in 2015https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120552016-02-10T06:00:00Z2016-02-10T17:00:00Z

​AUSTIN - The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport continues to live up to being one of the fastest growing airports in the country, shattering its all-time passenger record in 2015. 

Last year's record was set at 11.9 million passengers, the airport said. That's up 1.2 million passengers from the previous record set in 2014 of 10.7 million.

The news doesn't come as too much of a surprise, as the airport's single-month passenger record was beat four times in 2015. 

The standing monthly record is nearly 1.2 million passengers reached in July 2015.

Part of what fueled the increase in passenger traffic was the launch of several new flights for the airport.

In 2015, the airport saw the launch of eight new nonstop routes and new additional service for six existing nonstop routes.

This, as the airport expanded its own amenities to address larger crowds and completed several major projects in 2015.

The Terminal East Infill added about 56,700 sf to the terminal and renovated another 17,000 sf of the existing space at the airport. 

In October, the airport added a new five-level, 1.6 million-sf garage complex that included a newly expanded rental car facility and 800 parking spots for travelers on the ground floor.

The airport also added two new domestic bag carousels and saw improved passenger flow through the airport.​

The growth isn't done yet.

This year, the airport will see construction begin on a nine-gate terminal expansion and a new Hyatt Place hotel.

Late this year, a new facility is expected to be added to the airport that will offer another 2,000 parking spaces and a pet boarding service.

Austin American-Statesman
Austin-Round Rock
Infrastructure & Transportation
http://www.statesman.com/news/business/austin-airport-breaks-all-time-record-in-2015/nqLsM/

​To s​ee more data on Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, visit Austin-Bergstrom Aviation Activity Reports​.

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