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Austin Airport Busy With F1 Attendee Departures

Updated: Monday, November 19 2012, 07:59 PM CST

With Formula One wrapped up, officials with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport say they're seeing larger crowds of people queuing up to depart.

ABIA spokesman Jim Halbrook says they’re expecting 21,800 passengers to depart Monday. By comparison, the day after October’s Austin City Limits Music Festival only saw about 18,000 departures.

Security processed 9,098 passengers between 4 a.m. – 9 a.m. Last Monday, only about 5,000 passengers went through security during the same time period, according to Halbrook.

Larger aircraft and seven extra flights were being used to transport the extra people, Halbrook says.Austin Airport Busy With F1 Attendee Departures

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