Tesla and Elon Musk both now name the state of Texas, after the CEO touched itself and its corporate headquarters and residence from California to the Southern State. Could a private airport soon be part of Tesla’s Texas operations?
Sources told the news outlet that conceptual plans have been confirmed and the airport would be east of Austin near Bastrop, Texas.
A new airport must be approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The airport also requires a local permit. Austria mentions that the airport could face increased scrutiny due to a dispute Tesla Inc TSLA chairman Elon Musk versus President Joe Biden.
Musk and the companies he runs own thousands of acres in central Texas. Giga Texas covers 2,500 acres near Austin, Texas.
The local news outlet reports that Musk uses a 2015 Gulfstream G650 for trips to Austin and has a new private jet that is expected to be delivered in early 2023.
Why it matters: The Austin, Texas area is home to the Tesla Gigafactory Texas and the headquarters of the electric vehicle company. musk The boring company is also headquartered in Austin. SpaceXanother Musk-led company, has a presence in Texas, hours south of Austin.
A private airport could be a tool for Musk and his companies to have a place for private travel for themselves and executives from partner companies and key customers.
Giga Texas is approximately five miles from the local Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Rumors of a new Texas airport in support of Tesla and Musk come after he was uncovered that the US-Mexico border has a dedicated lane for parts suppliers to get products to Giga Texas faster.
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