Wondering what’s with all the construction cranes and hubbub on the east end of the terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport? The airport is expanding the terminal, and we’ve broken down the project, by the numbers:
24: Gates now operating at the airport. The number of gates hasn’t changed since the airport opened in 1999.
9: Gates to be added with the terminal expansion. The expansion is to be completed by December 2018. “The construction is going well and on schedule,” said airport spokesman Derick Hackett. He said workers are currently inserting support structures and pylons.
36: Acres of space for expansion of airfield jet parking and movement.
88,359: Square feet of space to be added by the expansion.
12 million: Passengers annually served by Austin-Bergstrom. The airport said it was originally designed to serve only 11 million.
15 million: Passengers to be served annually after the expansion.
$350 million: Total cost of expansion project.