THROWBACK THURSDAY: Check out these 60-year-old photos of Austin’s airport

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A throwback photo shows the airport parking lot 60 years ago

A photo from 1961 shows the parking lot at AUS (AUS Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Can you imagine showing up to the airport and only seeing a couple dozen cars? These days, that’s not a reality at any major airport.

That is, unless you caught a plane to 1961.

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport shared several throwback photos on Twitter Thursday showing just how different the airport looked 60 years ago.

One photo shows the front parking lot — no need to fight for a parking spot way back then.

A throwback photo shows the airport parking lot 60 years ago
A photo from 1961 shows the parking lot at AUS (AUS photo)

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport shared several other throwback pictures, including several of the dedication ceremony when the then-Robert Mueller Municipal Airport located in Central Austin was renovated.

They added a new terminal, observation deck and the blue tower.

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