Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has surpassed the 10 million annual passenger mark for the first time ever. The total for 2013 was 10,017,958 passengers, far exceeding the prior year total of 9,430,314 which was also a record at the time. This is up 6% from 2012. ABIA has had four years of consecutive passenger growth and this trend will likely continue. Also, on November 18th of last year, the single day passenger total record was also established at 22,759. This happened during the Formula One races in Austin at the time.
Due to the good local economy and growth, the high tech corporations, the state government facilities, competitive real estate costs, and overall clean ambience, Austin has become one of the most favorite cities to live in and to visit in America. The airport reflects the great atmosphere of the city with its nice restaurants serving good regional food and the music of many of the great local live bands playing in the terminal for you during certain times of the day.
On March 3rd, British Airways will begin non-stop service from Austin to London via their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This will mark the first time a regular passenger route will be crossing the Atlantic Ocean out of Austin. ABIA also recently introduced Aeromar Airlines of Mexico and Allegiant Air to its list of growing airline service to the airport.