Elon Musk is creating plans for a new private airport, according to Austonia. Although the schedule and the site are uncertain, sources have corroborated the basic designs, which state that the airport will be east of Austin, close to Bastrop, as per the sources.
The possible new airstrip might serve Musk’s businesses, several of which have a local presence: Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company in particular. It would also be accessible for private jet travel for himself and his colleagues. Thousands of acres in Central Texas are owned by Musk and his businesses, mostly along the Colorado River region.
Musk’s crucial plot of land is located in southeast Travis County in Giga, Texas. Tesla established its headquarters at the 2,500-acre location in December.
The greatest venture investment in the area’s history was made this spring by The Boring Company, which initially arrived in Pflugerville in December 2020 and followed Tesla is moving its headquarters to the Austin region. The Austin Executive Airport, a restricted airstrip that acts as a general aviation substitute for the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, is three miles from the location on Impact Way where it is located.
How much area Musk would need for a private airport is unknown. Austin Executive Airport, however, features a 6,025-foot runway and more than 130,000 square feet of communal hangar space.
Musk now travels to Austin on a 2015 Gulfstream G650, but he has ordered a brand-new, top-of-the-line private jet, with delivery scheduled for early 2023. Musk’s trips to Central Texas this year have been crucial as Tesla increases Model Y manufacturing at Giga Texas.
Musk bragged about the location’s closeness to the five-mile-away Austin-Bergstrom International airport at the gigafactory’s grand opening.
The federal EPA and FAA must both approve the construction of a new airport before it may be used. Local laws could also be relevant. Given Musk’s continuing spat with President Joe Biden, the road to completion may be difficult.