Preparing for gate re-numbering, outside upper-level signs switch to LED displays, new concessions under construction
In advance of opening nine new gates in the Barbara Jordan Terminal, the Austin airport will start to renumber the terminal concourse gates starting this summer. New outside LED displays now show the upper-level airline drop-off and ticket counter locations. Auntie Anne’s closes for the construction of a MAD Greens in the east food park. Saxon Pub to relocate to center concourse as the construction of Hut’s Hamburger begins.
The original gate number signs along the concourse are scheduled to be replaced with new signs in July 2018. This is in preparation for the renumbering of all gates, necessitated by the addition of nine new gates, currently underway. Although at installation the new signs will display current gate numbers; they are designed so as to be able to reveal a new gate number at a later date. The renumbering will start with Gate 25, which will become Gate 34, and work its way east down through the numeric system to where the new expanded concourse area meets the original concourse.
Blade canopy signs at airport outside replaced with LED displays
The front of the Austin airport is going digital with the removal of the fixed blade airline signs atop canopy. The signs, located at the upper-level drop off area, mark the location of the airline's ticket counters in the Barbara Jordan Terminal. Electronic Visual Information Display System (EVIDS) that displays the airline logo, replaces the fixed signs. The six LED displays are 5 feet tall and 8 feet wide each, and allow for easier updating of airline and traveler information.
All the overhead signage on Presidential Blvd. will be updated and replaced with digital signs as part of the airport's overall improvement project to the main roadway. This includes signage to the rental car, parking lots A-G and the parking garages, and to the upper and lower level drop-off and pickup areas.
Auntie Anne’s pretzels closed on June 1 for the construction of the new MAD Greens concession near Gate 7. This is the final concept that will complete the renovation of the east food park at the Austin airport.
MAD Greens will serve fast and healthy dining options including a variety of salads, grain bowls, wraps and juices made from raw fruits and vegetables. The menu will also include gluten-free and vegan selections. Construction is estimated to be completed this year on the 740 square foot restaurant that will be operated by concessionaire Paradies Lagardère.
Hut’s Hamburger construction begins, Saxon Pub to relocate
Hut’s Hamburger, an Austin favorite since 1939, is set to join the Austin airport food scene, as construction begins on the concept across from Gate 5. This is the former location of the Saxon Pub, that has relocated to the center concourse, in the area of the Ray Benson’s Roadhouse, near Gate 10.
Hut’s, known for its natural, fresh, never-frozen hamburgers from Texas-raised beef and buffalo will also offer a variety of traditional plated dinners, onion rings, tacos, salads, buffalo wings and old-fashioned milkshakes, malts and root beer floats.
Construction on the 1,651 square foot Hut’s restaurant is estimated to be completed in 2018. Concessionaire Paradies Lagardère will operate Hut’s.
The relocation and construction of the new Saxton Pub is expected to begin this summer and be completed by year’s end. Concessionaire Delaware North operates the Saxon Pub airport location.