Busy Day at ABIA as Race Fans Arrive
By Tyler Pratt
Austin airport officials expect today will be the busiest day for people arriving for this weekend’s Formula One events.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport certainly looks a lot different from a normal day. There’s additional security, a whole lot of car service drivers, and a bunch of people in yellow shirts speaking a lot of different languages.
“Today we’re welcoming thousands of people to the airport,” said airport spokesman Jim Halbrook. “Things seem to be running fairly smoothly. We’ve got customer service representatives throughout the terminal helping people find their way, helping people find their ground transportation.”
The airport’s busy, but not nearly as crowded as many have expected. Arriving passengers say the planes were crowded, but getting here has been easy.
Still, 18,000 people are expected to fly into Austin today. Halbrook says, if you need to get here, leave early.