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Airport Expansion & Development Program

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 Airport Expansion & Development Program will:

  • Be scalable to meet the demand capacity of Austin and AUS airline partners​

  • Support Austin’s growing economy​

  • Provide opportunities for small and local businesses​ ​

  • Meet the AUS Recovery Profile

  • Fulfill the vision of the 2040 Master Plan

The below rendering reflects the Program’s elements, which will include:

  • Optimization of 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
  • Preparing for a Midfield Concourse with 10+ new gates and taxiways


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

Contracting & Procurement

Procurement will begin in the summer of 2021 for a Principal Architect/Engineer and procurement for Project Management/Construction Management Consultant Support will begin in late 2021. 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.


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