“That’s not true”: Tesla CEO Elon Musk says it would be “foolish” to build a private airport

‘That’s not true’: Tesla CEO Elon Musk says it would be foolish to build a private airport in Austin for himself and top executives, but suggests the existing airport needs another runway

  • Elon Musk said Thursday it would be “foolish” for him to build a new private airport in Austin for himself and top Tesla executives.
  • Two of Musk’s companies, including Tesla and the Boring Company, maintain a significant presence in the Austin metropolitan area
  • Tesla is “five minutes” from Austin International Airport, the tycoon said on Twitter, and suggested that the airport add another runway.
  • Musk uses a 2015 Gulfstream G650 but has ordered delivery of a new jet next year

Elon Musk confirmed that he has no plans to build an airport for himself and his company’s top executives outside of Austin, dismissing rumors on Twitter.

In response to a tweet of news about the alleged new airport on Thursday, Tesla’s CEO said, “That’s not true. Tesla is 5 minutes from Austin International Airport. ‘

“It would be foolish to build another private airport, however the existing commercial airport needs another runway, as Austin is growing rapidly!”

The history of the airport was originally published by Austonia. It is not yet known whether Austin Bergstrom International Airport plans to add another runway to cope with the growing air traffic in the fast-growing city.

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The history of the airport was originally published by Austonia. However, on Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he is not building a new private airport in Austin, Texas.

Elon Musk has no plans to build a new private airport near Austin, Texas, the mogul said on Twitter Thursday.  Pictured is the technology tycoon's 2015 Gulfstream jet parked at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas

Elon Musk has no plans to build a new private airport near Austin, Texas, the mogul said on Twitter Thursday. Pictured is the technology tycoon’s 2015 Gulfstream jet parked at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas

Many of Musk's companies, including Tesla (Giga Texas is seen above) and the Boring Company, maintain a presence in the Austin metropolitan area.

Many of Musk’s companies, including Tesla (Giga Texas is seen above) and the Boring Company, maintain a presence in the Austin metropolitan area.

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

Last year, a leadership-related entity of the Boring Company bought 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 approximately three miles from Austin Executive Airport.

That airport has a 6,025-foot runway and over 130,000 square feet of community hangar space, Austonia reports.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk (pictured above at one of his factories) said Thursday that he has no plans to build a new private airport for himself in Austin, Texas.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk (pictured above at one of his factories) said Thursday that he has no plans to build a new private airport for himself in Austin, Texas.

Musk has been trying to ramp up production in the face of multiple challenges, mostly related to supply chain chaos and the impact of inflation on raw materials going into electric vehicles, so he's likely made more trips to and from the country. Austin area

Musk has been trying to ramp up production in the face of multiple challenges, mostly related to supply chain chaos and the impact of inflation on raw materials going into electric vehicles, so he’s likely made more trips to and from the country. Austin area

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

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

Musk has been trying to ramp up production in the face of multiple challenges, mostly related to supply chain chaos and the impact of inflation on raw materials going into electric vehicles, so he’s likely made more trips to and from the country. Austin area.

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

“Both the Berlin and Austin factories are gigantic money furnaces right now. OK? It’s really like a giant roar, which is the sound of money on fire, “she said.

Musk said Tesla’s Texas factory produces a “small” number of cars due to challenges in increasing production of its new “4680” batteries and because the tools to produce its conventional 2170 batteries are “stuck in port. in China”.

The construction of a new private airport would have required approval from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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

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

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