Elon Musk addresses reports that he's building an airport in Austin: "Not true"

Austin, Texas - Elon Musk has publicly addressed the reports that he's developing plans to build his own private airport outside the Capital City.

Elon Musk has responded to reports that he has plans to open his own private airport near Austin, Texas.
Elon Musk has responded to reports that he has plans to open his own private airport near Austin, Texas.  © Collage: Unsplash/Skyler Smith/Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP

The Tesla CEO denied claims that he's building a private airport in between Austin and Manor in the most Elon Musk way: via Twitter.

On Thursday, the SpaceX founder broke his silence on the reports that circulated last week, calling them "not true."

"Tesla is 5 mins from Austin International airport. Would be silly to build another private airport," Musk tweeted, before calling out the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) for its delayed expansion plan – one that probably should've kicked off years ago.

"However the existing commercial airport needs another runway, as Austin is growing fast!"

According to Austonia, Musk might've offered ABIA "substantial funding" if they accelerated its capacity expansion plans, a claim that was reportedly denied by an airport information office who told the publication that ABIA had not received any offers from Musk or any of his companies.

Last Thursday, news broke about Musk's alleged desire to open a private airport just outside of Austin. The world's richest man has several companies located in the area, such as The Boring Company and Tesla.

The multinational automotive and clean energy company's new headquarters, dubbed Tesla Giga Texas, opened in April.

Cover photo: Collage: Unsplash/Skyler Smith/Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP

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