AUSTIN (KXAN) – On Sunday, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport provided information on the number of passengers arriving and departing from the airport since the beginning of the 2023 South by Southwest Conference & Festivals.

The airport said three of the Spring/SXSW travel dates so far ranked in the top 10 for record-breaking days at AUS. Those days include March 10 at No. 2, March 13 at No. 3, and March 12 at No. 5.

AUS spokeswoman Bailey Grimmett says passenger numbers have been high and the airport has been managing the high volume of passengers smoothly. Over the busy spring travel season, airport officials have implemented extra staffing.

“We recruit staff from other divisions within the Department of Aviation to assist with queuing lines to ensure we have smooth mornings,” she said.

The average number for each day has been more than 30,000.

  • March 9: 33,858
  • March 10: 36,841
  • March 11: 29,584
  • March 12: 35,506
  • March 13: 36,265
  • March 14: 30,651
  • March 15: 31,047
  • March 16: 29,068
  • March 17: 27,172
  • March 18: 24,296
  • March 19: More than 30,000 projected

The airport said a high volume of travelers was expected this week for the PGA tournament. AUS also said it was also considering how Spring Break impacts traveling.

“It’s not expected to be as busy as SXSW but will still be higher than usual passenger numbers,” airport officials added about upcoming travel numbers.