Albany International Airport ALB
serves New York State' s capital city Albany, as well as the regions of northeastern New York and western New England.
It is also gateway to the spectacular Adirondack State Park, a huge region which includes a part of Lake Champlain, Lake George, Lake Saranac, Tupper Lake and a multitude of smaller lakes and mountains, making it an ideal vacation spot for weary city dwellers.
ALB Airport is located in Loudonville, County of Albany - northwest of downtown Albany. It is accessible from the Adirondack Northway I-87, exit 4, which connects to the NYS Throughway (I-90 West/East, I-87 South/North) exit 24 to the South, and I-88 connects to it at exit 25A (to the SW).
US Immigration Custom Enforcement can be reached at 518-431-0200.
With 2.3M passenger count of 2.4M passengers in 2016, and two runways, Albany International Airport is served by major airlines and their affiliates offering direct flights to all parts of the U.S. & Canada, with connections around the globe.
- Cape Air Service is discontinued as of April 17, 2017; however, Bouqique Air will pick up the Massina flight;
- As of March 22, 2017, OneJet offers flights to Pittsburgh.
- As of April 2017, Southwest offers daily flights to Denver.
Travelers departing during morning rush hours - beware - going through security can take up to 90 minues!
Albany International Airport has one passenger terminal.
Present and future Airport developments:
Due to a steady passenger increase during the past three years - in July 2016 it was announced that AIA competes in a state-run grant program - hoping for a $40M grant - intended for upgrades to the aging terminal (escalators, restrooms, food court), & add a 4-level parking garage. (Grant winners will be announced in December). No news were available thereafter.
Meanwhile, in August 2016, AIA received a $3M Federal grant to replace the old boarding bridges of the terminal.