Albuquerque Sunport Airport

Albuquerque Sunport Airport ABQ

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Airport Overview

Albuquerque Airport is the primary international airport in New Mexico, located in Bernalillo County, between the Rio Grande River, and the Sandia Mountains, east of Old Town Albuquerque, and Barelas.

ABQ is operated by the Albuquerque Aviation Department. It is 3 miles (5 km) southeast of downtown Albuquerque, south of the University of New Mexico.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • The airport covers an area of 2,039 acres (825 ha).
  • ABQ Airport employs over 3,000 people.
  • In 2019, the airport served more than 5 million passengers.

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Airport Traveling Tips

  • The busy hours of the airport include:
  • Morning - 7:00 am to 8:00 am
  • Night - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
    • To account for any TSA security wait times, and any possible delays, passengers should reach the airport in time.
    • International Flight:

      Passengers are advised to arrive 3 hours before a flight.

        • Domestic Flight:

          Passengers are advised to arrive 2 hours before a flight.

      Flight Status

      Airport Terminals

      There is one terminal at the Albuquerque Airport, with 25 gates, and 4 concourses, including a concourse for commuter airlines. To see the terminal location and for additional information, please refer to the Airport Map.

      Concourse A

      This Concourse has 13 Gates (A1-A12, and A14).

      Concourse B

      This Concourse has 9 Gates (B1, B3-B10).

      Concourse C

      This Concourse was originally known as the west wing. Currently, there is 1 Gate on Concourse C - C1.

      Concourse E

      This Concourse has 2 Gates (E1 & E2).

      Airlines Served

      Albuquerque Airport serves various airlines including American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Boutique Air, Delta Air Lines, United Express, Delta Connection, and more. View the full list of airlines served at ABQ Airport.

      Airport Parking

      Short-Term and Long-Term Parking:

      Parking is available at the terminal. The various parking options at Albuquerque Airport include hourly, daily, long-term, plus more.

      Off-site Parking:

      Many parking lots offer economical off-site parking near the airport. Most of the off-site parking lots allow 24/7 access.

      Ground Transportation

      Passengers can choose among several options for ground transportation, after arriving at the airport. The various options include car rentals, buses, airport shuttles, etc. Also, many passengers opt for ride services like Lyft, Uber, and Taxis.

      Car Rentals

      Car Rentals can be easily found at the airport. There are many car rental agencies onsite at the airport, some of the well-known providers including:

      • Enterprise
      • Hertz
      • National, and more.

      They offer the passengers a large variety of vehicles to choose from.

      Airport Shuttles

      Another great way to travel from ABQ Airport is through Airport Shuttles. You can easily get a ride to almost any nearby location with the availability of various shuttle services.

      Buses & Trains

      Public Transportation is available from the airport to the major nearby locations.

      • On the west side of the baggage claim area, ABQ RIDE offers bus service.

      Amenities & Services

      To help you have a great stay, Albuquerque Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:

      Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

      • ABQ Airport offers a free cellphone waiting area that can be used by the general public.
      • Meeters and greeters can wait in this lot until the arrival passenger calls and the drive to the front of the terminal for a pickup.

      Contact Information

      Address: 2200 Sunport Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA



      Phone: (505) 244 7700

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      Albuquerque Sunport Airport: A Brief History Timeline

      ABQ was first served by two private airports - Oxnard Field and West Mesa Airport.

      In 1939, Albuquerque Municipal Airport was opened.

      On April 17, 1963, the airport was renamed Albuquerque Sunport.

      In 1965, the present terminal was opened.

      In 1971, the airport gained international status and was renamed Albuquerque International Airport.

      In 1987-1989, the terminal was expanded and renovated, advertising design by Phillip Jacobson and BPLW Associates.

      In 1994, the name was changed to Albuquerque International Sunport.

      From 1980 through 2007, at least 34 commuter and regional airlines have served ABQ Airport, the largest of these by far was Mesa Airlines.

      In 2013, the aerial firefighting company, 10 tanker Air Carrier, moved its headquarters to Albuquerque.

      Albuquerque Sunport Airport Q&A

      Yes. While the official name is Albuquerque International Sunport Airport, it is also known by its IATA code ABQ.
      The airport is 3 miles (5 km) southeast of downtown Albuquerque, south of the University of New Mexico, and directly to the west of Sandia National Laboratories.
      The airport remains open 24 hours a day and passengers are permitted to sleep in the airport. Also, visitors can stay inside overnight. We also recommend these awesome ABQ layover ideas.
      You can fly to many cities from ABQ Airport. To see where you can fly from the airport, have a look at our direct flights page.
      When you get to the departure level at the Airport, ask a Skycap for assistance.

      Traveler Help

      Questions about ABQ? Find answers here.
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      Newest Questions

      What time do the restaurants close there?

      By Joan - Tuesday, 21 September, 2021, 3:43 PM

      Answered By: ABQ Staff

      Each shop/restaurant has different hours, and some have made adjustments during the pandemic. For more info, see ABQ shops & restaurants hours. 

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      My flight on American from DFW was cancelled yesterday but the bags went through. Where is baggage service office to claim my bag when I arrive in person?

      By Janice Butler - Friday, 1 October, 2021, 12:26 PM

      Answered By: ABQ Airport Staff

      Each airline has a claim office on the bag claim level. If there is no one there at the time of the passengers arrival, they can pick up a courtesy phone to page a team member.

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      Does ABQ have curbside check-in?

      By Scott - Friday, 8 October, 2021, 4:50 PM

      Answered By: iFly Staff

      Each individual airline manages their own curbside check-in stations. You would need to contact your airline to see if they are supporting this service. 

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      I am fully vaccinated. Do I need any type of covid test to be able to fly into the airport and to leave the airport?

      By Jenny - Tuesday, 12 October, 2021, 4:38 PM

      Answered By: iFly Staff

      If you are flying to ABQ, you only need to be wearing a mask to navigate your way out of the airport. If you are flying out of ABQ, Covid testing could be required based on your destination. For more info go to ABQ Covid Page

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