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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:32 pm

Confirmed for 2020:
--2040 Master Plan revealed
--KLM starting AMS (3x weekly)
--NRS starting CDG (seasonally)


Predictions for 2020:
--TPAC route announced
--19m passengers
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:50 pm

Alright ATX, let's roll into 2020!

I think going over 19M is doable, but I'm not going out on the TPAC limb just yet. AUS still needs far more connect traffic to consolidate enough TPAC flow. IAH and DFW can fit that bill.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:02 pm

slider wrote:
Alright ATX, let's roll into 2020!

I think going over 19M is doable, but I'm not going out on the TPAC limb just yet. AUS still needs far more connect traffic to consolidate enough TPAC flow. IAH and DFW can fit that bill.


I agree TPAC is just too much at this point. By 2025 if growth continues I could see that.

19 million passengers definitely possible especially if airlines continue to upgage. We see a lot more 321 and 738, if Max is back this year should help WN add more routes.
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:08 pm

Made a separate thread earlier, but Norwegian is considering Austin to Barcelona or Rome for 2021. Wouldn’t be surprised to see it added if CDG is successful.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:22 pm

Ishrion wrote:
Made a separate thread earlier, but Norwegian is considering Austin to Barcelona or Rome for 2021. Wouldn’t be surprised to see it added if CDG is successful.

I am very skeptical. First seems like there is already too many TATL seats with BA DI LH and KL. Second does DI have the financial resources to keep flying in 2021?
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:10 am

Can't wait to see the A35K here this year! Excited to see what delta will do. apparently they are looking for more check in space...
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:19 am

Fares to Europe are very low this summer... as low as $400 in some cases, round trip.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:43 pm

malev2012 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
Made a separate thread earlier, but Norwegian is considering Austin to Barcelona or Rome for 2021. Wouldn’t be surprised to see it added if CDG is successful.

I am very skeptical. First seems like there is already too many TATL seats with BA DI LH and KL. Second does DI have the financial resources to keep flying in 2021?


I'm very curious about the DI question. I recently advised my sister in law against flying them for her family's trip to the EU next summer, since being stuck in the EU in a Zoom-like situation with two children...would obviously be less than ideal. She and her family are now gravitating towards KL.
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:30 pm

Western727 wrote:
malev2012 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
Made a separate thread earlier, but Norwegian is considering Austin to Barcelona or Rome for 2021. Wouldn’t be surprised to see it added if CDG is successful.

I am very skeptical. First seems like there is already too many TATL seats with BA DI LH and KL. Second does DI have the financial resources to keep flying in 2021?


I'm very curious about the DI question. I recently advised my sister in law against flying them for her family's trip to the EU next summer, since being stuck in the EU in a Zoom-like situation with two children...would obviously be less than ideal. She and her family are now gravitating towards KL.

The MAX groundings and 787 engine issues have really hurt Norwegian. You and your family would be much safer traveling KLM. I don’t think Norwegian is close to shutting down but better safe than sorry.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:29 pm

Wacko55 wrote:
Confirmed for 2020:
--2040 Master Plan revealed
--KLM starting AMS (3x weekly)
--NRS starting CDG (seasonally)


Predictions for 2020:
--TPAC route announced
--19m passengers


The master plan has already been revealed. It's waiting to be officially approved.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:45 pm

freerover wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:
Confirmed for 2020:
--2040 Master Plan revealed
--KLM starting AMS (3x weekly)
--NRS starting CDG (seasonally)


Predictions for 2020:
--TPAC route announced
--19m passengers


The master plan has already been revealed. It's waiting to be officially approved.


I want to say they submitted the master plan nearly a year ago. Any reason for the hold up in approval process?
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:49 pm

malev2012 wrote:
freerover wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:
Confirmed for 2020:
--2040 Master Plan revealed
--KLM starting AMS (3x weekly)
--NRS starting CDG (seasonally)


Predictions for 2020:
--TPAC route announced
--19m passengers


The master plan has already been revealed. It's waiting to be officially approved.


I want to say they submitted the master plan nearly a year ago. Any reason for the hold up in approval process?

Government doesn’t move fast.
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:09 pm

freerover wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:
Confirmed for 2020:
--2040 Master Plan revealed
--KLM starting AMS (3x weekly)
--NRS starting CDG (seasonally)


Predictions for 2020:
--TPAC route announced
--19m passengers


The master plan has already been revealed. It's waiting to be officially approved.


I was not aware they had already revealed it. Would you please send a link? I've seen parts but not the entire plan.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:59 pm

Wacko55 wrote:
freerover wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:
Confirmed for 2020:
--2040 Master Plan revealed
--KLM starting AMS (3x weekly)
--NRS starting CDG (seasonally)


Predictions for 2020:
--TPAC route announced
--19m passengers


The master plan has already been revealed. It's waiting to be officially approved.


I was not aware they had already revealed it. Would you please send a link? I've seen parts but not the entire plan.

The draft plan may be reviewed here: https://www.abiamasterplan.com/theplan/.

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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:08 pm

Mikey711MN wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:
freerover wrote:

The master plan has already been revealed. It's waiting to be officially approved.


I was not aware they had already revealed it. Would you please send a link? I've seen parts but not the entire plan.

The draft plan may be reviewed here: https://www.abiamasterplan.com/theplan/.

-Mike


That's a summary. Do you have the link to the entire plan?
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:21 pm

Wacko55 wrote:
Mikey711MN wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:

I was not aware they had already revealed it. Would you please send a link? I've seen parts but not the entire plan.

The draft plan may be reviewed here: https://www.abiamasterplan.com/theplan/.

-Mike


That's a summary. Do you have the link to the entire plan?



It's not a summary. That is the entire plan. CIPs are not part of the master plan and come after the plan is approved.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:40 pm

freerover wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:
Mikey711MN wrote:
The draft plan may be reviewed here: https://www.abiamasterplan.com/theplan/.

-Mike


That's a summary. Do you have the link to the entire plan?



It's not a summary. That is the entire plan. CIPs are not part of the master plan and come after the plan is approved.


Got it. Thanks. Just curious if anything had been added or deleted. We'll find out once the plan has been approved.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:27 am

Total passenger traffic for November 2019 was 1,453,417 up 6.8% compared to November 2018

Total passenger traffic for January – November 2019 was 15,872,676, up 9.04%, compared to January – November 2018

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/novembe ... -bergstrom
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:27 am

Wacko55 wrote:
Total passenger traffic for November 2019 was 1,453,417 up 6.8% compared to November 2018

Total passenger traffic for January – November 2019 was 15,872,676, up 9.04%, compared to January – November 2018

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/novembe ... -bergstrom


Southwest being down 4.7% despite the overall airport traffic being up 6.8% is telling. WN's market share is decreasing and it looks like DL and NK are benefiting. It makes sense as NK and DL don't fly the MAX.

I think NK will solidify their spot at #5 once they increase MCO frequency and add EWR, BNA and CUN; considering the cuts F9 has made.
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:01 am

malev2012 wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:
Total passenger traffic for November 2019 was 1,453,417 up 6.8% compared to November 2018

Total passenger traffic for January – November 2019 was 15,872,676, up 9.04%, compared to January – November 2018

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/novembe ... -bergstrom


Southwest being down 4.7% despite the overall airport traffic being up 6.8% is telling. WN's market share is decreasing and it looks like DL and NK are benefiting. It makes sense as NK and DL don't fly the MAX.

I think NK will solidify their spot at #5 once they increase MCO frequency and add EWR, BNA and CUN; considering the cuts F9 has made.


It is telling. It's been years since WN had a down month.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:59 pm

Master Plan not yet approved but it doesn't seem like airport cares. Lots of projects are moving forward.

Notice to proceed on midfield taxiway realignment of hotel and golf is going out in the next 2 weeks. This is needed to accommodate the new concourse. Scheduled to finish 10/23.

Notice to proceed on new taxiway Delta. 1st phase construction start late 2024, second phase starts a year later. Complete 02/27

Notice to proceed on braided entrance to the airport to eliminate pres. blvd traffic light at 71. Preliminary engineering has started. Scheduled to open Nov 2023

Landside Roadway and Curbside Study fee negotiation is ongoing. This will determine exact design of the roads in front of the new terminal building.

New Admin building is substantially complete, staff has moved in and a punch list is ongoing. Contractor still completing related signage and toll plazas.

Consolidated Maintenance Facility site grading and building pads are done.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:22 pm

freerover wrote:
Master Plan not yet approved but it doesn't seem like airport cares. Lots of projects are moving forward.

Notice to proceed on midfield taxiway realignment of hotel and golf is going out in the next 2 weeks. This is needed to accommodate the new concourse. Scheduled to finish 10/23.

Notice to proceed on new taxiway Delta. 1st phase construction start late 2024, second phase starts a year later. Complete 02/27

Notice to proceed on braided entrance to the airport to eliminate pres. blvd traffic light at 71. Preliminary engineering has started. Scheduled to open Nov 2023

Landside Roadway and Curbside Study fee negotiation is ongoing. This will determine exact design of the roads in front of the new terminal building.

New Admin building is substantially complete, staff has moved in and a punch list is ongoing. Contractor still completing related signage and toll plazas.

Consolidated Maintenance Facility site grading and building pads are done.


Glad to see the airport being proactive. Looks like it will be one never-ending construction site for the foreseeable future. The new North Terminal Building and 20-gate Midfield Concourse are scheduled to be completed and operational by the end of 2025. It wouldn't surprise me if the city decided to add the additional 12 gates during construction like they did when building the BJT. With the recently completed 9 gate expansion according to the airport it will be able to accommodate 15mil passengers. This year they will exceed 17mil passengers.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:09 am

Wacko55 wrote:
freerover wrote:
Master Plan not yet approved but it doesn't seem like airport cares. Lots of projects are moving forward.

Notice to proceed on midfield taxiway realignment of hotel and golf is going out in the next 2 weeks. This is needed to accommodate the new concourse. Scheduled to finish 10/23.

Notice to proceed on new taxiway Delta. 1st phase construction start late 2024, second phase starts a year later. Complete 02/27

Notice to proceed on braided entrance to the airport to eliminate pres. blvd traffic light at 71. Preliminary engineering has started. Scheduled to open Nov 2023

Landside Roadway and Curbside Study fee negotiation is ongoing. This will determine exact design of the roads in front of the new terminal building.

New Admin building is substantially complete, staff has moved in and a punch list is ongoing. Contractor still completing related signage and toll plazas.

Consolidated Maintenance Facility site grading and building pads are done.


Glad to see the airport being proactive. Looks like it will be one never-ending construction site for the foreseeable future. The new North Terminal Building and 20-gate Midfield Concourse are scheduled to be completed and operational by the end of 2025. It wouldn't surprise me if the city decided to add the additional 12 gates during construction like they did when building the BJT. With the recently completed 9 gate expansion according to the airport it will be able to accommodate 15mil passengers. This year they will exceed 17mil passengers.



I just don't think they can finance that themselves. A lot of the money will rely on federal funds and they are caped with what they can build for and qualify for federal funding.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:19 am

freerover wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:
freerover wrote:
Master Plan not yet approved but it doesn't seem like airport cares. Lots of projects are moving forward.

Notice to proceed on midfield taxiway realignment of hotel and golf is going out in the next 2 weeks. This is needed to accommodate the new concourse. Scheduled to finish 10/23.

Notice to proceed on new taxiway Delta. 1st phase construction start late 2024, second phase starts a year later. Complete 02/27

Notice to proceed on braided entrance to the airport to eliminate pres. blvd traffic light at 71. Preliminary engineering has started. Scheduled to open Nov 2023

Landside Roadway and Curbside Study fee negotiation is ongoing. This will determine exact design of the roads in front of the new terminal building.

New Admin building is substantially complete, staff has moved in and a punch list is ongoing. Contractor still completing related signage and toll plazas.

Consolidated Maintenance Facility site grading and building pads are done.


Glad to see the airport being proactive. Looks like it will be one never-ending construction site for the foreseeable future. The new North Terminal Building and 20-gate Midfield Concourse are scheduled to be completed and operational by the end of 2025. It wouldn't surprise me if the city decided to add the additional 12 gates during construction like they did when building the BJT. With the recently completed 9 gate expansion according to the airport it will be able to accommodate 15mil passengers. This year they will exceed 17mil passengers.



I just don't think they can finance that themselves. A lot of the money will rely on federal funds and they are caped with what they can build for and qualify for federal funding.


Perhaps a for profit entity might pitch in if they see an opportunity to make money......time will tell. Regardless, I never dreamed ATX would achieve anything near what they have now...pinch me...
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:17 am

I’m going to go out on a limb and unless there is an economic downturn nationally I expect TPAC by 2023. The TATL traffic has just been expanding so fast I think someone will give it a try.
 
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Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:28 am

KD5MDK wrote:
I’m going to go out on a limb and unless there is an economic downturn nationally I expect TPAC by 2023. The TATL traffic has just been expanding so fast I think someone will give it a try.


Are ICN and TPE still AUS’ biggest TPAC markets? That’s a difficult demand pattern where the most likely candidates for TPAC service to the States in general are TYO and various mainland Chinese cities.
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:07 am

KD5MDK wrote:
I’m going to go out on a limb and unless there is an economic downturn nationally I expect TPAC by 2023. The TATL traffic has just been expanding so fast I think someone will give it a try.


Transatlantic is expanding so fast because airlines don’t act rationally. Austin-Europe has way too much capacity this summer and the fares show it.
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:31 pm

MAH4546 wrote:
KD5MDK wrote:
I’m going to go out on a limb and unless there is an economic downturn nationally I expect TPAC by 2023. The TATL traffic has just been expanding so fast I think someone will give it a try.


Transatlantic is expanding so fast because airlines don’t act rationally. Austin-Europe has way too much capacity this summer and the fares show it.


If the LF's are as good as last year...
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:53 pm

KAUSavgeek wrote:
MAH4546 wrote:
KD5MDK wrote:
I’m going to go out on a limb and unless there is an economic downturn nationally I expect TPAC by 2023. The TATL traffic has just been expanding so fast I think someone will give it a try.


Transatlantic is expanding so fast because airlines don’t act rationally. Austin-Europe has way too much capacity this summer and the fares show it.


If the LF's are as good as last year...


High LFs don’t mean a flight is profitable. You can fill the plane at $200 fares and still lose money.
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:01 pm

rajincajun01 wrote:
KAUSavgeek wrote:
MAH4546 wrote:

Transatlantic is expanding so fast because airlines don’t act rationally. Austin-Europe has way too much capacity this summer and the fares show it.


If the LF's are as good as last year...


High LFs don’t mean a flight is profitable. You can fill the plane at $200 fares and still lose money.


I agree that the addition of KL to AMS and DI to CDG is probably more than the market can absorb.

I tend to think DI will be the first to go and the LHR FRA and AMS routes will stay.
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:12 pm

Better take the opportunity to book a flight this summer... those fares are very great for travelers.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:01 pm

malev2012 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
KAUSavgeek wrote:

If the LF's are as good as last year...


High LFs don’t mean a flight is profitable. You can fill the plane at $200 fares and still lose money.


I agree that the addition of KL to AMS and DI to CDG is probably more than the market can absorb.

I tend to think DI will be the first to go and the LHR FRA and AMS routes will stay.

Agree with that thought. CDG will be a tough sell past one season. It will also be interesting to see how BA switching to the A350 will impact DI to LGW. Theoretically, BA’s costs should drop based on a/c efficiency. DL will find a way to help aid KLM as much as possible.
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:29 pm

CarlosSi wrote:
Better take the opportunity to book a flight this summer... those fares are very great for travelers.


Love those fares! Rednose also added a 4th weekly to LGW this season.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:37 pm

Wacko55 wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
Better take the opportunity to book a flight this summer... those fares are very great for travelers.


Love those fares! Rednose also added a 4th weekly to LGW this season.


Will be interesting to see the O&D international numbers for this year. International emplanements reaching 300k? So much added capacity between DI w/ extra LGW frequency, 3x to CDG and KL 3x to AMS, along with NK 4x to CUN.
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:42 pm

Remember TPAC flights have higher costs so it really needs O&D to survive. AA serves ALL the flights out of DFW (PEK PVG HKG ICN NRT/HND). Only thing missing is TPE which is served from IAH and also PEK & NRT.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:57 pm

G4 has added 4 new routes: AVL, DSM, GRR, and TYS : https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/allegi ... nsion-ever
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:35 pm

New common use airport lounge coming to ABIA

https://www.kxan.com/news/a-new-lounge- ... to-get-in/
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:13 pm

There is a rumor going around saying UA is considering a flight attendant base at AUS. Surprising with IAH being so close. Anyone else hear anything?
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:02 pm

rajincajun01 wrote:
There is a rumor going around saying UA is considering a flight attendant base at AUS. Surprising with IAH being so close. Anyone else hear anything?


Rumors usually stem from the dreams of commuters - like me. Pretty much every carrier that serves AUS has a rumor or previously had rumors of a crew base.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:12 pm

Someone is going to have to give an example of these supposedly very low summer fares, because I certainly don't see that anything is cheaper than usual on BA.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:31 pm

slowrambler wrote:
Someone is going to have to give an example of these supposedly very low summer fares, because I certainly don't see that anything is cheaper than usual on BA.


Are you looking during peak of peak summer fares? The cheaper fares seem to be when schools are in from my searching.
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:18 pm

I continue to eagerly await 2019's full-year figures at KAUS.

Last year it was released on Feb. 7: http://www.austintexas.gov/news/record- ... ns-brisket
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:41 pm

Western727 wrote:
I continue to eagerly await 2019's full-year figures at KAUS.

Last year it was released on Feb. 7: http://www.austintexas.gov/news/record- ... ns-brisket


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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:45 pm

Wacko55 wrote:
Western727 wrote:
I continue to eagerly await 2019's full-year figures at KAUS.

Last year it was released on Feb. 7: http://www.austintexas.gov/news/record- ... ns-brisket


17,343,729


...up from 15.8 million. That's a (roughly) 10% jump. Impressive.
Jack @ AUS
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:07 pm

Feb Updates


-Virtually all aspects of phase 1 of 2040 master plan in progress to studies/design phase despite master plan still not approved by FAA

-ABIA looking to hire 2 films to help with on call planning services for general planning and implementation of 2040 master plan. The proposals from interested firms are due Feb 27th

-ABIA trying to purchase the Lynxs Caro buildings to allow port control of the cargo warehouse to provide future cargo expansion and concessions storage

-Demo permits finally going out for 4 old airforce buildings that were suppose to go down in 2019. 9 more airforce buildings suppose to be demolished this year

-consolidated maintenance facility construction underway. Piers are complete and foundations should begin later this month.

-Admin building almost done. Getting punch items.

-Old IT building set for demolition in April to make way for new IT building

-Should now have executed contract for new centralized baggage handling system

-Checkpoint One remodel issues being worked out with TSA and architects

-Last phase of East Terminal project is the 2nd phase of Apron expansion and should be finished in March
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:02 am

freerover wrote:
Feb Updates


-Virtually all aspects of phase 1 of 2040 master plan in progress to studies/design phase despite master plan still not approved by FAA

-ABIA looking to hire 2 films to help with on call planning services for general planning and implementation of 2040 master plan. The proposals from interested firms are due Feb 27th

-ABIA trying to purchase the Lynxs Caro buildings to allow port control of the cargo warehouse to provide future cargo expansion and concessions storage

-Demo permits finally going out for 4 old airforce buildings that were suppose to go down in 2019. 9 more airforce buildings suppose to be demolished this year

-consolidated maintenance facility construction underway. Piers are complete and foundations should begin later this month.

-Admin building almost done. Getting punch items.

-Old IT building set for demolition in April to make way for new IT building

-Should now have executed contract for new centralized baggage handling system

-Checkpoint One remodel issues being worked out with TSA and architects

-Last phase of East Terminal project is the 2nd phase of Apron expansion and should be finished in March



The airport wants those cargo facilities so they can bring in Amazon Air.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:24 pm

freerover wrote:
Feb Updates

-Last phase of East Terminal project is the 2nd phase of Apron expansion and should be finished in March


Thanks, freerover, for the awesome update. Question about the East Terminal Apron expansion finishing next month...what's left? I couldn't tell that there was anything left to complete the last time I was there a couple of weeks ago. TIA.
Jack @ AUS
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:34 pm

Western727 wrote:
freerover wrote:
Feb Updates

-Last phase of East Terminal project is the 2nd phase of Apron expansion and should be finished in March


Thanks, freerover, for the awesome update. Question about the East Terminal Apron expansion finishing next month...what's left? I couldn't tell that there was anything left to complete the last time I was there a couple of weeks ago. TIA.


In terms of the actual building, only minor roof work is left. There is also the 2nd phase of the concrete Apron Expansion around the extension. I'm not sure which areas that is.


Also, these are the 2040 master plan projects that are officially underway:
-New Taxiway Foxtrot parallel to the west runway with rapid exit taxiways
-New Braided entrance/exit to Airport at 71 eliminating the traffic light
-Midfield Taxiway Realignment of Hotel and Juliet to make room for new center concourse
-Landside Roadway and Curbside Study which is 1st step of new terminal triple level Pres. Blvd curbside roadway.
 
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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:09 am

freerover wrote:
Western727 wrote:
freerover wrote:
Feb Updates

-Last phase of East Terminal project is the 2nd phase of Apron expansion and should be finished in March


Thanks, freerover, for the awesome update. Question about the East Terminal Apron expansion finishing next month...what's left? I couldn't tell that there was anything left to complete the last time I was there a couple of weeks ago. TIA.


In terms of the actual building, only minor roof work is left. There is also the 2nd phase of the concrete Apron Expansion around the extension. I'm not sure which areas that is.


Also, these are the 2040 master plan projects that are officially underway:
-New Taxiway Foxtrot parallel to the west runway with rapid exit taxiways
-New Braided entrance/exit to Airport at 71 eliminating the traffic light
-Midfield Taxiway Realignment of Hotel and Juliet to make room for new center concourse
-Landside Roadway and Curbside Study which is 1st step of new terminal triple level Pres. Blvd curbside roadway.


Only concrete work left is the area between TWY G3 and TWY C. First three lanes needed to get C1 (formerly R) open to TWY C were paved last week, but rain this week has slowed progress. Next two placements are tomorrow and Saturday. Likely opening mid March. The remainder needed to get C2 open to C should be done late next month. There is one more short closure of TWY G3 required when that work is finished.

As far as the CIP, saw the post yesterday right about the same time the steering committee was adjourning. Fairly large group had just finished discussions on the prioritization of Airside and Landside projects. Same dialogue on Terminal related projects is set for early next week.

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