Opened in 1999 on the site that had been Bergstrom Air Force Base, Austin’s airport now ranks as the third busiest in Texas. From the airport, downtown Austin is about 10 miles to the northwest, a drive that takes about 25 minutes in normal traffic.
Austin’s airport has two airline terminals with separate addresses. The two terminals are on opposite sides of the airport and are not connected to each other. The larger of the two is the Barbara Jordan Terminal, or the main terminal, which is accessed off Highway 71 on the north side of the airport. The other is the South Terminal, which is accessed off Burleson Road and Emma Browning Avenue on the south side of the airport.
Via Air flights arrive and depart at Austin airport’s South Terminal, 10000 Logistics Lane. A shuttle bus operates about every 20 minutes between the South Terminal and the airport’s rental car facility and main terminal. Passengers exiting the South Terminal leave the TSA secure area.
It may be the capital city of Texas, but Austin is considered unique in that state. It’s home to legendary live music and cultural scene, capped by the annual SXSW (South By Southwest) Conference and Festival in March. The region’s uniqueness can also be seen in its restaurants. Located in Texas’ Hill Country, one of its nicknames is Silicon Hills because of the tech companies there, including Dell, NXP Semiconductors, IBM, 3M, Apple, AMD, Cirrus Logic, Cisco Systems, Dropbox, eBay, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Google and Intel.
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