Austin–Bergstrom International Airport or ABIA is a Class C international airport located in Austin, Texas – the capital of Texas, and serving the Greater Austin metropolitan area, the 34th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Located about southeast of Downtown Austin, it covers and has two runways and three helipads. The airport is named after Captain John August Earl Bergstrom, an officer who served for the 19th Bombardment Group. A total of 10,718,854 passengers traveled through the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport in 2014. The airport is now the 36th busiest airport for total passengers in the United States. Annual passenger total in 2013 increased by 7%, or 700,896 passengers, from the previous record year of 2013. 2014 also saw the addition of British Airways’ new route to London Heathrow beginning in March 2014, Austin’s first transatlantic service. Currently, there are over 150 daily departures to 47 destinations in the U.S., Mexico, and United Kingdom, with Air Canada restarting service to Toronto, Canada in May 2015. The airport began passenger service on Sunday, May 23, 1999.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
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