Journey With AUS - The City of Austin Airport Expansion and Development Program

In 2019, The City of Austin and the Federal Aviation Administration approved the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 2040 Master Plan, which serves as a roadmap for the future expansion and modernization of AUS with 61+ improvement projects. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic's dramatic impact on air travel and unpredictable changes to Central Texas and Austin population, AUS re-strategized the original 2040 Master Plan implementation program. In the summer of 2021, AUS announced the launch of the most extensive improvement program in the airport's history.

Journey with AUS is a multi-year airport expansion, development and improvement program that will:

  • Meet the air service needs of Central Texas
  • Maintain excellent passenger experience
  • Provide flexible expansion for dynamic airline growth

The program's overall scope and budget are currently in development as of summer 2022. 

Journey With AUS Projects

Barbara Jordan Terminal (BJT) Improvements
  • New TSA security checkpoint - Completed December 2021
  • New inline Baggage Handling System (BHS) - Construction is anticipated to begin Summer 2022
  • West infill & atrium infill to expand TSA Checkpoint 3 and create new ticket counters - Currently in design
  • Westside 3 gate expansion - Currently in design, construction is anticipated to begin late 2023 or early 2024

Department of Aviation, TSA and construction team members celebrate the opening of Checkpoint 2 East 

TSA Ribbon cutting photo

Design concepts for the 3 gate expansion on the west side of the Barbara Jordan Terminal. FInal design elements are subject to change. 

Rendering shows the new 3 gate expansion at AUS

Airfield Enhancements & Utility Infrastructure
Airfield enhancements and utility infrastructure, including a new Central Utility Plant and a new Austin Energy substation are currently in the pre-design process.
New Midfield Concourse & Connector Tunnel

A new midfield concourse will increase gates at AUS and will connect to the Barbara Jordan Terminal through an underground connector tunnel. The midfield concourse is currently in the pre-design process. 

A timeline graphic depicts the three major elements of the Journey With AUS improvement program: Barbara Jordan Terminal Improvements; Airfield Infrastructure and Enhancements;  Midfield Concourse B


$15 Million from Infrastructure Law Coming to Austin Airport for Expansion Project - July, 2022


AUS secures $400 million of funding for Airport Expansion and Development Program projects - May, 2022


AUS to hold Environmental Assessment open house, virtual meeting - March, 2022


Austin-Bergstrom International Airport announces most extensive airport improvement program in Central Texas history - July 13

Contracting & Procurement

Procurement for Project Management/Construction Management Consultant Support will begin in March 2022.

AUS seeks qualified firms to respond to a Request for Qualifications for Communications and Marketing Support

Visit this page for more information for the contracting community.

Environmental Review & Assessment

After reviewing the Final Environmental Assessment, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved on July 22, 2022 an environmental Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision for the proposed Journey With AUS projects.

Visit the AUS Environmental Assessment project website at to learn more.