Austin airport warns traveler traffic will increase for Formula 1

United Airlines line at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (Daniel Guerrero/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — With performances by Taylor Swift and Usher, this year’s Formula One will draw in more than just race car enthusiasts.

Austin Bergstrom International Airport warns there will be a huge influx of travelers in the city for the United States Grand Prix. Planning to greet visitors with a warn Austin welcome, the airport will have live music and additional customer service help planned for the upcoming weekend.

Traffic will begin to increase as travelers leave the city after the race starting Sunday, Oct. 23 through Monday, Oct. 24. Travelers should arrive at the airport at least two hours before their flight departs.

Record days for the airport following F1:

  • 23,164 departing passengers post-F1 Monday, 2015 (record)
  • 22,759 departing passengers post-F1 Monday, 2013
  • 21,823 departing passengers post-F1 Monday, 2012
  • 21,804 departing passengers post-F1 Monday, 2014

Airlines are also planning ahead by adding larger planes to routes with more seating. If you’re leaving with souvenirs the airport advises you keep those items in your carry-on bag to get through security faster. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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