For a brief period in 2008/09 passengers could fly cheap tickets to Austin Bergstrom International Airport through one of two terminals. But in June 2009, the South Terminal Austin was closed when the discount Mexican airline, VivaAerobus, ceased its flights to Austin. Only the Barbara Jordan Terminal remains in operation with 25 gates. Local restaurants offer those flying into Austin a “taste of Texas” with establishments located inside the terminal. With the reputation as “Live Music Capital of the World” to maintain there is even a live music stage in Barbara Jordan Terminal that showcases local talent.
Flying into Austin Bergstrom International Airport will place you approximately 6 miles (10 kilometers) southeast of the city center of Austin. A taxi fare to the city centre should cost between $25 and $35 US but the cheapest option is to take the public buses that run regularly into the central districts. Many hotels will provide a shuttle service upon request but ensure you organize this sort of transportation before your arrival in Austin. As a large American airport all passengers flying with Austin cheap tickets can expect a high standard of facilities and amenities.