More people are traveling through Austin than ever before, says new report
Another record-breaking year of travel is in the books, as the number of passengers at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport hit an all-time high in 2015.
A new report from the City of Austin details the insane growth experienced at ABIA. Almost 12 million passengers flew through ABIA in 2015 — that's nearly 1.2 million more than 2014.
The busiest month ever at ABIA was July 2015, with a record-breaking 1,165,811 passengers. And the busiest day of the year? October 26, 2015, the day after Formula 1, when more than 23,000 people passed through security.
There are some fun record-breaking stats too. In 2015, travelers at ABIA purchased 65.5 tons of brisket, 693,375 breakfast tacos, and 51,278 "Keep Austin Weird" T-shirts.
"Highlighting the 2015 uptick in passenger traffic was the launch of eight new nonstop destinations and additional service to six existing nonstop routes," says a press release. ABIA also completed major expansion projects.
Travelers can expect more new additions in 2016. ABIA expects to debut 2,000 covered parking spaces and highly anticipated pet boarding amenities by the end of the year. Construction will also begin on a nine-gate terminal expansion and a new Hyatt Place Hotel.