Elon Musk is developing plans for a private airport in Texas, according to a new report.
The plans call for the airport to be in Austin, east of the city of Bastrop, according to a report by Austria.
The private airport could be used by Mr Musk, his executives and his various companies that have a local presence in Texas – Tesla, SpaceX and The Boring Company.
The companies also own a thousand acres of land in the center of the state, with Tesla’s headquarters relocated from Silicon Valley to Texas late last year.
Mr Musk is currently traveling in a 2015 Gulfstream G650, although he has a new private jet on order for 2023.
Construction of a new private airport requires FAA approval and compliance with the agency’s environmental standards.
There are also local regulations that might apply, but the city of Bastrop and its business development organization have said they are not aware of any plans.
The news comes as many celebrities have been criticized for using their private jets because of the serious environmental damage they cause.
Members of the Kardashian and Drake family are reportedly among the top offenders when traveling on private planes. A 40-mile, 10-minute drive by Kim Kardashian from Van Nuys and Camarillo, Calif. required 81 gallons of fuel and emitted 1 ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) — about the same as a gas-powered car driven six months .
Musk’s representatives did not respond that of the independent Please comment before publication.