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Old Posted Nov 12, 2014, 10:41 PM
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Here's ABIA's press release about the new Austin to Sanford service.

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The new, twice weekly flights (Mondays and Fridays) are scheduled to depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 7 p.m., arriving in Orlando at 10:40 p.m. The return flights will depart Orlando-Sanford International at 7:45 a.m., arriving in Austin at 9:20 a.m., all times local.
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2014, 6:45 AM
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Some updates on the terminal expansion. Looks like they are moving forward with the 5 level parking garage next to the new CONRAC as well.


http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=221225
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Some updates on the terminal expansion. Looks like they are moving forward with the 5 level parking garage next to the new CONRAC as well.


http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=221225
Another tidbit that caught my attention was the 48 acres of concrete they will be adding to the apron which will allow for dual taxing aircraft. The port is thinking big.....

By the way last week DHL upgauged their cargo service with a heavy B762. Nice to see another heavy join UPS and FedEx on the cargo ramp.
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Another tidbit that caught my attention was the 48 acres of concrete they will be adding to the apron which will allow for dual taxing aircraft. The port is thinking big.....
I believe the port is just preparing the "foundation" for the two future concourses which will jut outward from the current terminal. Having the apron already in place would, in my mind, allow for the port to begin construction on those expansion projects quicker.

Currently, the port is forced to wait on expanding the east concourse until the apron is extended further east...allowing for taxiing and RON space once the new gates are complete.
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Given what we already know in passenger numbers this year, would anyone like to speculate or bet on what the final passenger count will be for 2014?
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I believe the port is just preparing the "foundation" for the two future concourses which will jut outward from the current terminal. Having the apron already in place would, in my mind, allow for the port to begin construction on those expansion projects quicker.

Currently, the port is forced to wait on expanding the east concourse until the apron is extended further east...allowing for taxiing and RON space once the new gates are complete.
Projected completion date is summer 2018. When they expanded the east apron 1.5 years ago they did so with gate expansion in mind. All the underground infrustructure was laid at that time. I've been told that won't delay construction of the new gates. They are planning on creating a taxiway from the east apron to taxiway bravo to mirror taxiway charlie and romeo on the west side.
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2014, 9:48 PM
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Given what we already know in passenger numbers this year, would anyone like to speculate or bet on what the final passenger count will be for 2014?
10,500,000 give or take a few 100,000

Last edited by Digatisdi; Nov 21, 2014 at 9:51 PM. Reason: I suck at math and made an embarrassing error in calculation
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Given what we already know in passenger numbers this year, would anyone like to speculate or bet on what the final passenger count will be for 2014?
South of 10.4
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Roughly 10.6/10.7 million.
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As a FYI, the following image outlines where the new aprons will be constructed.


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Old Posted Nov 21, 2014, 10:14 PM
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Out of curiosity...you are forecasting an annual growth rate of less than 4% for ABIA (2013 vs. 2014)?

Through September 2014, the port recorded a passenger growth rate of 6.75%.
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2014, 10:42 PM
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Out of curiosity...you are forecasting an annual growth rate of less than 4% for ABIA (2013 vs. 2014)?

Through September 2014, the port recorded a passenger growth rate of 6.75%.
Better to aim low than high......I'm familiar with those images. Things get tweaked and changed all the time. I hear things at the port and merely pass them on in this forum for those who might have an interest. Use the information as you like.....
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Two new concourses? Based on this document, the "preferred alternative" was to build a new terminal on the southside of the airport for numerous reasons. I'm not sure why they would change their minds on a beneficial solution and go back to potentially ripping through our beloved Barbara Jordan terminal.

http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/def...Chp5_Part6.pdf
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Two new concourses? Based on this document, the "preferred alternative" was to build a new terminal on the southside of the airport for numerous reasons. I'm not sure why they would change their minds on a beneficial solution and go back to potentially ripping through our beloved Barbara Jordan terminal.

http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/def...Chp5_Part6.pdf
Wait what I'm confused I haven't seen anything suggesting that the city is really pushing at pursuing anything other than A-07A, with A-06A only really presented as kind of a "Yeah this one isn't that great, but look at A-07A"
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Old Posted Nov 22, 2014, 5:27 PM
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Better to aim low than high......I'm familiar with those images. Things get tweaked and changed all the time. I hear things at the port and merely pass them on in this forum for those who might have an interest. Use the information as you like.....
I was not attempting to attack you or any information you presented. I apologize if it came across that way.
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2014, 10:59 PM
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AEROMAR AUS-MEX IS DEAD!!

I'm not sure where the information is coming from, but wikipedia indicates otherwise that the route will be dropped December 31st. Good riddance for them!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin%...tional_Airport
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Honestly I feel like Southwest would be able to operate the route with more success, but I doubt that AUS-MEX will be a successful route for a while

I think it was a double-whammy of like... Lack of brand recognition locally for Aeromar and low passenger traffic to MEX, because I feel like the AeroMéxico route did okay before the recession, not great, but not as abysmally as Aeromar.

I feel like the loss of this route will allow a more profitable international in sooner.

On that note, I'll be flying through using the new customs facility in the Infill project in January from LHR, I'll let y'all know my impression of the structure.
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