Headed to the Airport? Get There Early

Dec 21, 2012

Passenger traffic is up this year at ABIA, and this year's holiday traffic is no exception.
Credit Photo by Mose Buchele/KUT News

If you're headed on a flight out of Austin today, you may want to heed official advice and get there 90 minutes early. Or maybe even a little earlier than that.

KUT's own Mose Buchele, a reporter for StateImpact Texas, sent us the photo above from the airport early this morning, well before the day's flight schedule had peaked. And it's only expected to get busier throughout the day. 

Today is the first day that Austin public schools are out, so it's expected to be one of the heavier days for air traffic. Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) says that holiday air traffic is expected to remain strong through today, but will ease up beginning tomorrow. Passenger traffic is up, too, 3.5 percent so far this year.

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