Phase 1 of the 9-gate expansion at the Austin airport has reached the 90-percent mark.
Hut’s Hamburgers is now open across from Gate 14 at the Austin airport. Phase 1, construction work to the 9-gate expansion has reached the 90-percent mark as concourse gates, baggage system, offices, and operation spaces are nearing completion.
Phase 1 of the 9-gate Terminal Expansion Update
Construction work on Phase 1 of the 9-gate terminal expansion at the Austin airport has reached the 90-percent completion mark.
Phase 1 includes the construction of the terminal building, the sterile U.S. Customs corridor, the framing of the concession and storefront areas, restrooms along with operating the north facing gates, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, along with east facing gates 2 and 4. On the apron level, this includes the three-carousel bag system, airline and mechanical rooms, communication, operations and security centers, workshop and storage spaces.
The opening of the expansion of the Barbara Jordan Terminal, estimated to start by the end of February, will only use the north facing gates for arrivals and departures. Construction will continue on the individual concessions and restaurants planned for the terminal. Temporary storefronts for gifts, travel essentials, coffee and grab & go items will be available during the construction of the concessionaires.
Phase 2, construction of the 9-gate expansion will include the removal of the four temporary jet bridges that currently operate from Gates 2, 3, 3A and 4. The removal of the temporary jet bridges that are 740, 580, 440 and 300 feet each, will allow for apron pavement improvements to the south gates to begin. In addition, as part of Phase 2, construction will begin to add the jet bridges to the new Gates 6, 8, 10 and 12, and make them operational for departures and arrivals in the expansion.
Hut’s Hamberger Opens Across from Gate 14
Hut’s Hamburgers, an Austin classic hamburger joint has made its debut at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, with a spot across from Gate 14. Located near Checkpoint 1 as travelers entering the concourse, Hut’s is located in the former Saxon Pub location.
Hut’s Hamburgers started in 1939, has been drawing in locals and tourists with its great tasting burgers like the Fats Domino, with jalapenos, onions and spicy New Orleans seasonings. Other specialty burgers such as The Big Popper, The Alan Freed Burger, and Mr. Blue, with crumbles, dressing and Swiss cheese can meet travelers’ mouth-watering needs.
The cheese fries and huge onion rings are a must have, but the Hut’s American Breakfast, 6th Street Breakfast Tacos and the SoCo Avo Toast with smashed avocados, are also served daily.
A vintage style interior design with classic blue and red hues is what travelers will find when dining at the 1,405 square foot airport restaurant with tables available for sit-down dining and drinks.
With a spacious 240 square foot bar for those feeling a bit thirsty, Hut’s features signature cocktails such as Cherry Tree, Blood Rose and the Nana Cruz, made with rum, Fireball whiskey, lemon juice and Re’al banana. The drink menu has options for draft and bottled beer, imported and domestic sparkling white and red wines to sip on before or after a flight.
Seating is available next to the performance stage on the far right. Phil Hurley will be the first featured musician to perform at Hut’s on Feb. 4. Other scheduled musicians will perform Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hut’s location, operated by concessionaire Paradies Lagardère.