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Tuning Up The Airport Construction Update
Nov 19, 2019 - 08:30 am CST
Five concessionaire concepts have opened at the Austin airport, including a CNBC News store, InMotion electronics, Jugo smoothies, XpresSpa and Vino Volo East. All gates are now open in Austin-Bergstrom’s 9-gate expansion, and the new Million Air fixed based operation is now operational.
The CNBC News store opened on Nov. 4 just beyond Gate 12 and is open daily from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. The news store, which is operated by Lagardère Travel Retail, offers snacks, beverages, and basic travel items, as well as magazines, newsstand and gift items.
InMotion, a cutting-edge premium electronics store, is now open near Gate 15. The store brings electronic brands such as Apple, Beats by Dr. Dre, Bose, GoPro, Sony and others directly to flying passengers. Other tech products offered include noise-cancelling and wireless headphones, speakers, tablets, portable power chargers, mobile accessories, digital action cameras and fitness trackers. The 715 square-foot location is open daily from 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jugo is a new smoothie bar located near Gate 8. In the 886 square-foot space, Jugo’s counters have a white marble and oak wood finish. Jugo is known for its healthy concoctions, grab-and-go food items, and coffee. Jugo is open daily from 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Another milestone was met in the expansion of the Barbara Jordan Terminal. All 12 gates—including those that were relocated from the existing terminal—are now operational in the expansion. The expansion included the build of nine additional gates and the relocation of other existing gates.
In addition to those that were just completed, amenities and concession operators open in the expansion include: Delta’s Sky Lounge, Vino Volo East, The Austin Chronical, Caffé Medici and Toy Joy / Yummi Joy. Restaurants and concepts still under construction include: Parkside Restaurant, Salvation Pizza, the Duty Free Shop, 24 Hour Diner and Austin City Kitchen (Austin City Kitchen will house Austin Beer Drop, Hardies Fresh Foods Market, Noble Sandwich Co., Sushi-A-Go-Go and Zocalo Café.).
New Vino Volo East includes live music performance stage
Vino Volo Wine Lounge & Restaurant opened its second location in AUS, which includes a live music performance stage. The new Vino Volo East is located between Gates 6 and 8. Vino Volo has a comforting wine cellar design with decorative barrels throughout the 1,371 square-foot restaurant and bar. The space also has wide, wooden beams along the ceiling with spotlighting and multiple wine displays for showcased wines.
XpresSpa / The Joint offers Austin travelers spa, chiropractic care
XpresSpa is teaming up with The Joint Chiropractic at two locations at the Austin airport. There are locations both upstairs and downstairs across from the Salt Lick BBQ at Gate 21. In addition, there is a single location downstairs across from Second Bar + Kitchen between Gates 15 and 16. XpresSpa has created high-functioning areas around stairwells that accommodate massage chairs and nail salon workstations. Merchandise is available to purchase and includes neck pillows and nail polish. XpresSpa also has an enclosed upstairs lounge for chiropractic appointments and massages to be administered in a quiet, comfortable space.
Million Air FBO opens for general aviation, charter and private aircrafts
New fixed based operator (FBO) Million Air Austin is now open and operating at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Million Air provides general aviation terminals, hangars, and maintenance and fuel facilities for corporate and private aircrafts. Located adjacent to the 9,000-foot east runway, the FBO offers excellent airside access. Million Air joins two other FBOs located at AUS: Atlantic Aviation Services and Signature Flight Support. Million Air is located at 4801 Emma Browning Ave and offers a hospitality bar, seven acres of ramp space with a 14,500 square-foot FBO, with an aircraft canopy. More information can be found here.
Christina Mendoza, Aviation Communications Intern contributed to this article.
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