Elon Musk plans to build his own airport outside of Austin

Elon Musk reportedly intends to build an airport for himself and the senior executives of his companies outside of Austin.

Concept plans have been confirmed for the private airport, which would be somewhere east of Austin near Bastrop, sources said. austonia.

The exact location and a potential timeline were not disclosed by the publication.

As well as serving as a location for private jets carrying Musk and his top executives, the airport could also be used by his companies — several of which have a presence in the Lone Star State — in other ways.

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Elon Musk reportedly plans to build a new private airport near Austin, Texas. Pictured is the tech mogul’s 2015 Gulfstream jet parked at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas

Several of Musk's businesses, including Tesla (Giga Texas is seen above) and the Boring Company, maintain a presence in the Austin metro area

Several of Musk’s businesses, including Tesla (Giga Texas is seen above) and the Boring Company, maintain a presence in the Austin metro area

Giga Texas alone covers 2,500 acres along the Colorado River in southeastern Travis County and is officially Tesla’s headquarters.

Last year, an entity linked to the management of the Boring Company seized 73 acres in northwest Bastrop, according to Austonia, and its headquarters also moved to Pflugerville – an Austin suburb located in Travis County.

The Boring Company address is located approximately three miles from Austin Executive Airport.

This airport has a 6,025-foot runway and more than 130,000 square feet of community hangar space, Austinia reports.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk (above) speaks at the Tesla Giga Texas Manufacturing 'Cyber ​​Rodeo' grand opening party in Austin, Texas, where he reportedly plans to do build a private airport

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk (above) speaks at the Tesla Giga Texas Manufacturing ‘Cyber ​​Rodeo’ grand opening party in Austin, Texas, where he reportedly plans to do build a private airport

Musk tried to ramp up production in the face of multiple challenges — mostly related to supply chain chaos and the impact of inflation on the raw materials that go into electric vehicles — so he likely did more. trips to and from the Austin area

Musk tried to ramp up production in the face of multiple challenges — mostly related to supply chain chaos and the impact of inflation on the raw materials that go into electric vehicles — so he likely did more. trips to and from the Austin area

The SpaceX founder is currently traveling on a 2015 Gulfstream G650, but has reportedly ordered a new private jet for delivery next year.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located approximately five miles from Giga Texas.

Musk tried to ramp up production in the face of multiple challenges — mostly related to supply chain chaos and the impact of inflation on the raw materials that go into electric vehicles — so he likely did more. trips to and from the Austin area.

“This factory is losing crazy money right now,” Musk told members of the Silicon Valley Tesla Owners Club in an interview with Giga Texas. “We should be running a lot more cars from this factory compared to a very small amount of cars.”

“The factories in Berlin and Austin are currently gigantic silver furnaces. OKAY? It’s really like a giant roar, which is the sound of burning money,” he said.

Musk said Tesla’s Texas plant is producing a “small” number of cars due to difficulties in ramping up production of its new “4680” batteries and that tools to make its conventional 2170 batteries are “stranded at port in China”.

Building a new private airport would require approval from the Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Federal Aviation Administration.

Representatives for Musk did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment before this story was published.

In a time of climate change, many celebrities have come under fire for zipping around America in their private jets which emit far more CO2 than the average American drives in a car.

Pop star Taylor Swift was recently named ‘the biggest CO2 polluting celebrity of the year’ by a study that found her private jet had flown 170 flights since January.

The study released on Friday by UK digital marketing firm Yard is based on an analysis of private jet flights tracked by automated flight tracking Celebrity jetsand found that Swift’s jet recorded the most emissions of the pack.

In the new pollution rankings, Swift’s jet narrowly beat Floyd Mayweather’s for the top spot. Other notables in the top 10 include Jay Z, director Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg and Oprah Winfrey.

However, Swift’s rep said rolling stone that all of her trips weren’t even her, as she sometimes lends her Falcon 7X plane to other people: “Attributing most or all of those trips to her is obviously incorrect.

On Yard’s list of celebrity aviation offenders, Musk didn’t even make the top ten.

Meanwhile, US corporate spending on private jets for their top executives for personal use hit a 10-year high last year as pandemic restrictions were eased.

Facebook parent company Meta and aerospace engineering firm Lockheed Martin topped the charts, spending $1.6 million and $1.1 million on private air travel for their chief executives Mark Zuckerberg and James Taiclet, respectively.

A total of $33.8 million was spent on private flights in 2021 by S&P 500 companies — a 35% increase from 2021. 2020 and the most since 2012, according to data from ISS Corporate Solutions.

Private jets produce a significantly higher amount of harmful emissions per passenger than commercial flights, leading environmentalists to criticize their continued use by wealthy businessmen and executives.

It comes as Zuckerberg’s social media giant announced in 2020 that it was seeking to achieve a goal of net zero for emissions created by company operations – including business travel – by 2030. .

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located approximately five miles from Musk's Giga Texas

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located approximately five miles from Musk’s Giga Texas