Journey with AUS graphic, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Improvement 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.

The improvements will be funded through traditional airport development funding sources, such as airport cash reserves, current and future airport revenues, future revenue bond proceeds, and Federal Aviation Administration grants.

Journey with AUS project timeline

Journey With AUS Projects

Barbara Jordan Terminal (BJT) Improvements
  • New TSA security checkpoint - Completed December 2021
  • West infill & atrium infill to expand TSA Checkpoint 3 and create new square footage for passenger processing- Currently in design
  • Westside 3 gate expansion - Currently in design, construction is anticipated to begin late 2023 or early 2024
  • Baggage Claim atrium infill to create more square feet for passengers and luggage processing - Currently in pre-design

Department of Aviation, TSA and construction team members celebrate the opening of Checkpoint 2 East in December 2021

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. 

Journey With AUS News


Austin-Bergstrom International Airport starts installation of new outbound baggage handling system - November 2022

AUS selects new Chief Development Officer to lead Journey With AUS – The City of Austin Airport Expansion and Development Program - August, 2022

Journey With AUS expansion & development projects cleared for take-off with an FAA-approved Environmental Assessment - August, 2022

AUS launches communications campaign for Airport Expansion and Development Program - August, 2022

$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

AUS opens new TSA security checkpoint - December, 2021

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport announces most extensive airport improvement program in Central Texas history - July, 2021

Contracting and Business Opportunities

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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.

Click here to read the FAA's FONSI/Record Of Decision letter to the airport Click here to read the FONSI document


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