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Airlines are choosing to expand in Austin as a result of the growing city. (Sonia Garcia/Austonia)

Austin's culture is attracting more than just big tech. Airlines are taking advantage of the Austin craze and building their brands at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

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Pre-pandemic, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was in the midst of a meteoric rise.

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Mookie Patel, chief of business and finance for the Austin-Bergstrom International Airports, speaks about the Allegiant announcement at a press conference on Tuesday.

Economy airline Allegiant announced Tuesday that it will establish a new $75 million base at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport's South Terminal, creating 89 jobs and housing three airplanes. It is scheduled to open in mid-November.

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A sign welcomes visitors to the "Live Music Capital of the World" at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Thursday. (Kristin Finan)

A tender brisket plate at The Salt Lick. A perfectly crafted latte at Jo's Coffee. A sudsy pint at the Saxon Pub.

Certain things are just part of the quintessential Austin experience—even if you're just passing through the airport.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in recent years has become well known as a microcosm of what people love about Austin, from the live music that streams through the terminal to the local art that adorns the walls to the outposts of popular Austin shops and restaurants, including those named above.

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