Elon Musk could use the airport reported for his SpaceX and Tesla operations.Suzianne Cordeiro
- Sources tell Austonia that Elon Musk plans to build his private airport in Texas.
- According to the report, conceptual plans for an east Austin airfield had been confirmed.
Multiple sources informed Austonia that Elon Musk plans to build his private airport in Texas.
Local media quoted individuals who claimed that plans for an east Austin airport near Bastrop had been confirmed, although the exact location or timetable was unknown.
Musk has several companies, including SpaceX, Texas-based, and moved the headquarters of Tesla from Silicon Valley to Texas in December. These operations could be serviced and developed at the airport.
Musk and his companies have thousands of acres of land in central Texas. This includes 2,100 acres for Giga, Texas. SpaceX and Boring Company, however, have been acquiring land in recent times.
Although it is not clear what the airport’s scope would be, the Austin Executive Airport covers 585 acres.
Musk, after opening Giga Texas in a speech, boasted that the site was only a 10-minute drive away from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Musk spends more time in Texas as the company ramps-up production at its Giga factory. He recently described it as a “giant cash furnace.”
Austonia reported last month that Musk flew a Gulfstream G650ER and was looking to upgrade to the G700 with a base price of $78 million.
A private airport must be approved by the FAA and meet the agency’s environmental standards.
Local regulations could also apply. However, the Bastrop council and its economic growth organization told Insider that they weren’t aware of any plans.
Musk representatives did not immediately respond to our request for comment.