Elon Musk To Build Own Airport; Tesla Boss' Plan Ready For His Private Airfield in Texas

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in plans to build his own airport, according to a report. The billionaire is considering building his private airport in Texas.

The conceptual plans for the airport are prepared, reported Austonia citing sources.The airport is expected to be located east of Austin, near Bastrop in Texas.

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Airport is Expected To Be Located East of Austin

But the exact location of the airport is not known and there are also no details available about the time period of the project.

Besides being available for private jet travel for himself and his executives, the potential new airfield could service Musk's companies, many of which have a local presence: Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company in particular. Musk and his companies own thousands of acres in Central Texas, mostly along the Colorado River corridor, according to Austonia.

Suitable Land For The Airport

The most useful land for this project is near Giga Texas in southeast Travis County, where Tesla made its headquarters in December.

In a related development Gapped Bass LLC, which is tied to executives at Boring, bought 73 acres in Northwest Bastrop last year. Later in February this year, officials of the company approached the Bastrop County Commissioners Court for making an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and warehouse.

The Giga Texas site is not too far from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport as it's only a 10-minute from between the Giga site and the airport.

Musk, who is currently giving more time at Texas Gigafactory, flies in a Gulfstream G650ER. There are reports that he can upgrade his plane to G700.

The billionaire's company is ramping up production at the Texas facility.

Recently, reports suggested Musk, who has been part of various controversies, had an affair with Nicole Shanahan, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, But the billionaire rejected the rumor saying that he did not have sex in ages.

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This article was first published on July 31, 2022