AUSTIN, Texas — As tens of thousands of people made their way to the Texas capital for the 2019 Austin City Limits Music Festival, they broke travel records.
But the ACL Fest-goers surpassed that number. The airport tweeted Tuesday that 31,165 travelers passed through the airport the Monday after ACL Weekend 2, making it the airport's busiest day on record.
That topped the last record-breaking day – the previous Monday, when 30,328 passengers passed through security after ACL Weekend 1.
Austin-Bergstrom anticipated the heavy travel day as ACL and F1 are historically the busiest days of the year at the airport.
"Travelers should be prepared to expect a significantly busier than normal airport – particularly the Mondays after both events – as festival-goers and race fans depart from Austin," the City said.
The airport noted Tuesday that F1 and Thanksgiving are just around the corner, so we'll have to see how long the new record stands.
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