Formula 1
4:21 pm
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. 

Other area airports expect to be busy, including Pflugerville's Austin Executive Airport, and airfields in Georgetown, San Marcos, and Horseshoe Bay.

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.

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