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New look South Terminal to create 'unique travelling experience" at Austin-Bergstrom

Renderings of the renovation plans by LoneStar Airport Holdings, LLC for the South Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Renderings of the renovation plans by LoneStar Airport Holdings, LLC for the South Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Plans to create “a unique travelling experience" at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport were unveiled today by the developers aiming to transform its South Terminal into a dedicated facility for ultra low cost carriers.

The drawings released by LoneStar Airport Holdings show a stylish retro interior design with an exterior design that features a series of white canopies.

The entire project renovates the 30,000 square-foot South Terminal facility.

LoneStar Airport Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary company of Oaktree Capital Group, is overseeing the renovation project, budgeted at $12 million.

“Ground-level aircraft boarding invokes the golden age of mid-century air travel – when passengers walked across the tarmac to board their flights,” said Jeff Pearse, CEO of LoneStar Airport Holdings, LLC.

“That golden age became the basis for our interior design. Mid-century cues in furniture and finishes – utilising textures and colours native to the Texas Hill Country will provide Austin travellers an airport experience as unique as our city!”
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LoneStar states that the facility will have eight check-in counters, a TSA checkpoint, check-baggage screening, a hold room and a baggage claim area along with other airport amenities.

The South Terminal is expected to have three aircraft parking gates and the public-private developed project between the City of Austin, Department of Aviation and LoneStar Airport Holdings, LLC is estimated to be completed in 2017.

The South Terminal has a separate entrance on the south side of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and is not accessible from inside the Barbara Jordan Terminal or from SH 71.

The building dates back to the original Bergstrom Air Force Base. Now undergoing renovations, the South Terminal is designed for use by ultra-low-cost carriers.

The self-proclaimed airport of choice for Central Texas handled 11.9 million passengers in 2015.

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