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Austin Airport

May 16, 2008
Austin, the capital city of Texas, has an airport called Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Sometimes called AUS or KAUS, you can find the airport five miles or eight km from the central business district of the city. It's total land area is at 4,242 acres and it has two runways and a couple of helipads. It was only in the 23rd of May, 1999 that the Austin airport opened for public air traves. In 2006, the airport served 8, 216, 310 passengers. Such a volume is 7.5 percent higher than the number of travelers in 2005, which was 7,683,545.

The Terminal Barbara Jordan Terminal is one of the facilities in the Austin airport, which was designed by Larry Speck, an architecture professor from the University of Texas, also in Austin. The terminal has a total of 25 gates housed in its 600,000 square feet or 56,000 square meters land area. What sets it apart from any other terminals is the presence of several local restaurants right inside the facility. The spaces in the terminal are opened for concession so the visitors in the city can get a taste of Austin.

What's more interesting is that they also hold regular live band performances in the Austin airport. In case you don't know, the city is called "The Live Music Capital of the World." You may interpret the live bands in the airport as a way for the city to live up to its title.

With the recent developments in Austin Airport, both locals and frequent visitors will surely miss the sounds and cuisines that the airport used to have. Then again, everyone can always go to the city proper to their fill of sounds and cuisines.
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