The study reveals that the airport’s economic impact to the region has increased by 212%, up from $2.4 billion in 2010.
Indeed, the US gateway has experienced continuous annual passenger traffic increases since the last TXDOT study in 2010, during which time its throughput has soared by 60% from 8.69mppa to 13.89 million in 2017.
They also like their local food at Austin-Bergstron, the airport noting that passengers enjoyed in excess of 61.5 tons of brisket (up 13% from 54.5 tons in first year recorded 2012) and 684,199 breakfast tacos (up 37% from 498,141 in first year recorded 2012) last year.
Overall, the Texas airport system overall generated $94.3 billion in economic activity in 2017.
For more information on the TXDOT Economic Impact report on Austin-Bergstrom, see https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/aviation/eco-impact-aviation.html.
• The 2018 Formula One (F1) US Grand Prix is racing into Austin, Texas, this weekend (October 19 - 21) and to welcome and send off travellers and fans the gateway is positioning extra customer service representatives and conducting extra music performances.