Mon November 12, 2012
There’s Still (Some) Room to Park Your Jet at the Airport for F1
Private jet parking at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is starting to fill up.
Airport spokesman Jim Halbrook says more than 150 private planes, ranging from corporate jets to small, propeller-driven Cessnas, have booked parking places for Formula 1 race weekend. There are still a few spots left.
For those flying commercially, Halbrook says there will be a warm Austin welcome at the baggage claim area. More than 70 volunteer hosts will be on hand to help guide visitors – many of whom will be visiting Austin for the first time – to their ground transportation and destination choices.
ABIA expects to have a fourth security checkpoint up-and-running this weekend, but Halbrook says passengers should still expect crowded conditions as the Formula 1 race weekend bleeds into Thanksgiving travel. ABIA advises passengers to arrive at least two hours prior to scheduled departure.
Formula 1 race weekend runs Nov. 16-18.