The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is run by the City of Austin Aviation Department. The airport exists to provide Austin-style quality service for travelers. The airport works 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure a safe, clean, friendly, efficient and sustainable airport.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport opened on May 23, 1999. Although the airport is relatively new, the Aviation Department has decades of experience. In 1958, it began overseeing Austin’s city-owned airport operations and maintenance. The Department has operated as a self-supporting entity since 1972. The airport does not receive any general fund subsidy, and has entirely paid its general obligation debt issued from airport-generated funds.