On this episode of The Austin Approach, we sit down with Cory Hurless, the AUS Program Manager for Art, Music, and Graphics, to learn more about some of the ways she and her team help bring together arts and aviation at the airport. Plus updates on a few of the airport's concessions, and exciting air service news!
It's the TENTH episode of the Austin Approach! On this episode, Michelle explains a little more about what she does when she's not hosting podcasts, specifically in her role as the airport's Performance Management Program Manager. Plus we sit down with Kingsley Coppinger, a member of the AUS Environmental Affairs team, to discuss some of the work he does to help protect Austin's natural resources.
On this episode of The Austin Approach, we take a look back at the history of aviation in Austin, from the very first airplane that ever landed in the city, to the transition of an Air Force base to the airport we know today. Our very special guest is Scott Madole, who served as the final wing commander for Bergstrom Air Force Base, and is current member of the AUS Airport Advisory Commission.
With passenger numbers starting to recover, it's getting busy at AUS! On this episode, we're talking about what you need to know for summer travel, a new air service announcement, plus we sit down with Jill Goodman, airport's Strategic Planning Manager to learn about how her team helps shape the future of AUS.
On this episode of The Austin Approach, we're still thinking that we should have jumped on that first flight to Hawaii! Meanwhile on the concessions front, an old Austin favorite returns to the terminal, and a new store gives travelers a taste of ATX. We're also joined by Jennifer McFarlin, a supervisor with the AUS Guest Services Team, to learn more about how they help make the airport accessible to all.
Did you know that airport cakes are a big deal? And what new island air service is coming to AUS? All that, plus Mandy McClendon, the AUS Public Information and Marketing Manager stops by to talk about a new way to navigate the terminal, on this episode of The Austin Approach!
Our fearless co-host Michelle is back, and we have a lot to talk about!
This week on The Austin Approach, we're talking about professional development training at AUS, Texas wildflowers, the Earth's magnetic poles, kids in the air traffic control tower, R2-D2, and windows in airplane lavatories - and chat with airport duty manager Christopher Rankin - trust us, it'll all make sense in the end.
This week it's all about air service! More than a dozen new and returning routes have been announced for Austin in the past few weeks, so we'll be taking a deep dive into some of those destinations with our special guest co-host, Mandy McClendon, the AUS Public Information and Marketing Manager.
It's finally springtime! On this episode of The Austin Approach, we celebrate more hours of daylight, Michelle shares memories of St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, and we speak with Patricia Mancha, a spokesperson with the TSA, about the upcoming Spring Travel Season. Also learn about why you should consider Hawaii when planning your next next vacation getaway!
This week's episode features music from local Austin artist, Andrea McGee, who you can find online at https://andreamageemusic.com/
When historic winter weather and freezing temperatures hit Texas the week of February 14th, millions across the state were impacted, and air service in Central Texas froze to a halt, buried under more than half a foot of snow and ice.
In this bonus episode of The Austin Approach, Michelle and Bryce talk about their experiences with the weather, and sit down with Mike Robinson, the Airport Systems Maintenance Chief, and Helen Smith, one of the AUS Airport Duty Managers, to discuss the incredible work that took place to protect the Austin airport's infrastructure and restore air service as quickly and safely as possible.