Home Latest Elon Musk will not build personal airport near Austin – Teslarati

Elon Musk will not build personal airport near Austin – Teslarati

Ads

Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed rumors that he would build a private airport in Austin, Texas, today, after reports circulated last week.
Musk was rumored to be building an airport for personal use somewhere east of Austin, near the town of Bastrop. A report from My San Antonio said the airport hadn’t been developed at any capacity and the “conceptual plans are circulating now and there is no estimated timetable for construction on the airport.” The airport was rumored to be placed on a 73-acre plot of land Musk’s The Boring Company purchased in Bastrop.
In reality, there was no plan for one.
After Tesla moved its headquarters to Texas late last year from Palo Alto, California, the automaker has started production at its newest U.S. production facility, which is located just minutes from Austin International Airport.
In fact, this geographical situation was Musk’s main reason for dispelling the rumors regarding the potential private tarmac. “Not true,” Musk said. “Tesla is 5 mins from Austin International airport. Would be silly to build another private airport, however the existing commercial airport needs another runway, as Austin is growing fast!”
Not true. Tesla is 5 mins from Austin International airport. Would be silly to build another private airport, however the existing commercial airport needs another runway, as Austin is growing fast!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 4, 2022

It seemed counterintuitive for the CEO to need a private airport in Austin, considering his jet has flown out of numerous large-scale airports, including Los Angeles International Airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey lists LAX as the airport with the fifth-highest traffic globally. Austin International was not within the Top 50. If Musk wanted privacy, he likely would have wanted to do it in LA, and not in Austin.
Regardless, the Tesla CEO will be boarding his Gulfstream G650ER, worth between $60 and $70 million, from the runways of Austin’s airport. There will be no Musk Airport, at least not in Austin, and probably not anywhere else in the near future.
I’d love to hear from you! If you have any comments, concerns, or questions, please email me at joey@teslarati.com. You can also reach me on Twitter @KlenderJoey, or if you have news tips, you can email us at tips@teslarati.com.
Tesla battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd (CATL) decided to delay its plans…
Elon Musk recently provided some updates on the wide rollout of FSD Beta 10.13….
Judge Kathleen McCormick of Delaware Chancery Court permitted Elon Musk to make his countersuit…
Teslarati will be at the Tesla Takeover on Saturday and we invite you to…
After being sued by Twitter, Elon Musk responded with his own countersuit in his…
Copyright © TESLARATI. All rights reserved.

source

Ads
Previous articlePixel users receive an update to the Google Camera app – PhoneArena
Next articleCould Mavs Make Blockbuster LeBron James Trade with Lakers? – Sports Illustrated
Ashutosh is a social geek blogger and tech enthusiast from the old city of Rewari, but currently lives in Delhi to share his enthusiasm with The Hoops News team. He loves writing about technology and photography. He specializes the field of Internet Marketing and interested to dig deeper in the world of media and social networking.