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22,759 Passengers: F1 Crowds Set Travel Record at Austin-Bergstrom

Filipa Rodrigues for KUT News
An airport employee’s pin greets Formula 1 crowds in this 2012 photo.";

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport set a one-day passenger record on Monday, as people streamed out of the city following the U.S. Formula 1 Grand Prix.

A record high 22,759 passengers departed ABIA yesterday. That figure’s just about 1,000 passengers higher than the previous record – set the Monday following last year’s F1 race.

More than 113,000 people attended Austin’s Formula 1 Grand Prix race on Sunday. You can see more of KUT’s Formula 1 coverage here.

Coming soon for Austin-Bergstrom, another hectic travel day: Nov. 27, ABIA’s peak day for Thanksgiving travel.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.
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