Austin Bergstrom International Airport

Overview summary

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport serves as the primary private jet airport for the city of Austin and is conveniently located only minutes from the city’s downtown core.

It is the ideal airport to access all that Austin and the Texas Hill Country have to offer.The world famous arts and technology festival South by Southwest typifies Austin’s eccentric and fun-loving nature.

For private jet hire to or from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport call PrivateFly at +44 (0) 20 7100 6960 (24 Hours).

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Landing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport History

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was opened to general aviation passengers in 1999. Before this time, the airport was known as Bergstrom Air Force Base. Bergstrom Air Force Base was created in 1942 to help with efforts in World War II. The base was actively used for over fifty years until 1995, when the Air force ceased all aviation operations there.

The city of Austin had been searching for a location to build a new airport to replace the outdated and undersized Robert Mueller Municipal Airport.

The 1991 decision to close Bergstrom Air Force Base by the military allowed the city acquire the land and existing infrastructure already in place.

Costing 400 million dollars to build, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport opened to the public on May 23rd, 1999.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Location

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located just across the Colorado River from central Austin. Sitting only 2 miles southeast from downtown, it is centrally located and provides quick and efficient access to all of Austin’s landmarks. In addition, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s proximate location right off of highway 70 and interstate 35 makes for an easy trip to any location in Texas’s Hill Country.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Facilities

There are two private jet fixed based operators at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport: Atlantic Aviation’s Austin facility includes a modern private jet terminal with soaring ceilings and an elegant passenger waiting area. Atlantic Aviation has hangars that can handle up to a Bombardier Global Express or Gulfstream 650.

Signature Flight Support’s luxury passenger terminal boasts over 10,000 square feet of space and includes a conference room for all your business needs as well as a well-appointed lounge area. Signature Flight Support’s hangar facilities can accommodate up to a Bombardier Global Express or Gulfstream G550.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Facts

Airport Codes: KAUS/AUS
Latitude: 30.19 North
Longitude: 97.67 West
Elevation: 542 feet