Groundbreaking Growth: Journey With AUS Latest Expansion Unveiled with West Infill and TSA Checkpoint 3 Project


Howdy, fellow Austinites and jet-setters alike! Get ready to fasten your seatbelts because Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has embarked on its next major Journey With AUS expansion project, and it's going to be a game-changer. The West Infill and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Checkpoint 3 Expansion is set to enhance the way we travel through AUS, and boy, are we excited about it! AUS hosted a groundbreaking celebration on Monday, April 22 to mark the start of this exciting new airport expansion project.

Architectural rendering of outside of Austin Airport terminal upon completion of the West Infill and TSA Checkpoint 3 expansion project.

This Journey With AUS project isn't just about adding a few extra square feet here and there. The West Infill and TSA Checkpoint 3 expansion project will help transform the Barbara Jordan Terminal into a space that's as efficient as it is welcoming. With a focus on passenger processing and amenities, this project is all about elevating your travel experience from start to finish.

We're talking about a whopping 75,000 square feet spread across four levels, from a new outbound baggage handling to a new mezzanine level. And let's not forget about sustainability: With an Austin Energy Green Building 3-star rating in the cards, we're not just expanding, we're doing it responsibly.

Architectural rendering of new, expanded TSA Checkpoint 3 lanes.

Now, I know what you're thinking. What's in it for me, the traveler? Well, how about 6–8 additional security lanes at TSA Checkpoint 3, so you can move through security like a pro? Or how about a new, upgraded Outbound Baggage Handling system to help ensure your luggage gets to your destination hassle-free?

And let's not forget about the little things that make a big difference. The West Infill project will include expanded ticketing counters, new offices for airport staff, and more. Even with ongoing construction, AUS is working tirelessly to minimize disruptions, aiming to provide a seamless travel experience for all passengers.

Architectural rendering of passengers lining up to go into the new, expanded TSA Checkpoint 3 after project completion.

So, whether you're a local looking to jet off on your next adventure or a visitor eager to explore all that Austin has to offer, rest assured that AUS is committed to making your journey as seamless as possible. This project is expected to be completed in 2026 so stay updated on construction progress by visiting the Journey With AUS website and get ready to embark on a new era of travel with AUS!

Until next time, happy travels! 🛫