An image of the Barbara Jordan Terminal and the Austin skyline at night. Text says "Airport Expansion and Development Program"

The 2040 Master Plan for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) took 18 months to prepare and included forecasting, demand-capacity analysis, alternatives analysis and community involvement. Approved by Austin City Council and the FAA, the 2040 Master Plan serves as a roadmap to the future expansion and modernization of AUS. To learn more about development of the 2040 Master Plan, click here


While the 2040 Master Plan serves as a vision for the future of AUS, what will ultimately be constructed over the next several years is called the Airport Expansion & Development Program (AEDP).

Airport Expansion & Development Program

Note: information about the Airport Expansion Program released prior to COVID-19 is now subject to change.

Following major COVID-19 impacts, AUS re-strategized the Airport Expansion Program to meet our Recovery Profile. This re-strategized program is called the Airport Expansion & Development Program. The AEDP will increase capacity at AUS using a strategic approach, including optimizing the Barbara Jordan Terminal and enabling our future expansion with utility and airfield infrastructure. Timelines for projects will be different than were originally anticipated prior to COVID-19. 

The purpose of the Airport Expansion & Development Program is:

  • Improve the passenger experience and accommodate forecasted demand

  • Provide reliable air service to Central Texas

  • Provide a safe, convenient and environmentally sound travel experience

  • Reflect the Austin community

The AEDP takes a re-strategized approach at implementing components of the 2040 Master Plan:

  • Improving the Barbara Jordan Terminal
  • Enabling airfield and utility work to include building a new Central Utility Plant, electrical substation and removing existing structures to prepare for construction activities
  • Building a Midfield Concourse with 10+ new gates, new taxiways and a connector tunnel


Rendering shows the AUS airfield with Barbara Jordan Terminal optimization, new 10+ gate midfield concourse and utility and airfield work

 AEDP Projects

Barbara Jordan Terminal (BJT) Optimization & 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
  • Gate 13 remote busing gates - Construction is anticipated to begin summer 2022 and anticipated opening date is early 2023

TSA Ribbon cutting photo

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

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 environmental review process. You can learn more at
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 environmental review process. You can learn more at

AEDP Schedule



$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

AUS and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have begun the environmental review process for proposed future construction projects as part of the AEDP, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 

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