A view of the new nine-gate east-end of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

As Traffic Dwindles, Austin-Bergstrom Hosts Online Music Festival for Passengers

Empty flights as a result of the COVID-19 crisis have turned bustling airport terminals across the country into eerie, empty halls with closed concession stands and flight display systems showing just a handful of flights per day. As airlines reported record passenger numbers in the years leading up to 2020, most airports around the U.S. have not seen terminals this empty since the slow in travel demand following 9/11. For Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the past five years have seen passenger…