Austin Bergstrom International Airport: An Inside Look

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
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LONDON – Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is one of the main airports within the Texas area. Let’s take an inside look at the airport.

Pulling data from RadarBox.com, let’s take a look at where the airport is currently at, especially as travel continues further to ramp up ahead of the Summer 2023 season.

Austin’s Most Active Airlines…


Most active airlines in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

From the data above, we can see that Southwest Airlines is the most active airline out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, with 182 daily movements on average.

American Airlines comes in second place with 140 daily movements on average, with United Airlines in third with 54 daily movements.

An interesting factoid here is that Baron Aviation Services operates more daily flights than JetBlue does at the time of writing this piece.

Either way, you can see who are the major players within Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Austin-Bergstrom’s Busiest City Pairs…


Austin-Bergstrom International Airport's busiest city pairs.
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

Unsurprisingly, the busiest city pairs out of the airport are to Dallas Love Field Airport, with 29 daily movements, and Dallas Fort Worth, with 28 daily movements.

Los Angeles comes in third with 23 average daily movements, with Denver coming close in fourth with 22 movements.

Within that list, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport helps serve the likes of Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, Phoenix, Orlando, and Houston on a busy basis.

This does bolster the perspective that the Austin area is very well-connected by air to the rest of the United States.

The Airport is Exceeding Pre-Pandemic Levels…


Austin-Bergstrom International Airport's movement statistics.
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has been doing extremely well over the past few years, with the airport exceeding pre-pandemic movement levels by a couple-hundred movements.

Take February 5-12, for example. The airport is due to handle 759 movements, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.

This represents an 8.27% increase compared to the same period last year and is a staggering 308 movements ahead of 2019’s levels.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport:

Date2019 Numbers2021 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
January 8-15443 movements332 movements632 movements697 movements+10.28%
January 15-22434 movements293 movements669 movements714 movements+6.73%
January 22-29426 movements339 movements665 movements718 movements+7.97%
January 29-February 5452 movements328 movements539 movements541 movements+0.37%

What we can see from this data is that the airport is definitely heading in the right direction and is continuing to take advantage of the heavy rebound in demand for air travel.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s movements continue to be in the strong 700s now, and that is something that will probably continue and even rise as we get closer to the Summer 2023 season.

Overall…


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It remains clear that Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is currently in a very good space and has been making improvements in numbers since travel restrictions were lifted post-COVID.

Looking ahead, it is going to be interesting to see how much further the airport can take its numbers and whether we will see a steady rise in this as the Summer season approaches.

For now, all eyes are on the airport to see what they have in store next.

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