Opened in 1941, Santa Fe Regional Airport is a public airport owned by the city of Santa Fe. It serves the greater Santa Fe and Los Alamos areas.
The airport is located ten miles southwest of Santa Fe, in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. SAF covers an area of over 2,128 acres (861 ha).
Airport Stats & Facts
- Santa Fe is the second busiest commercial airport in New Mexico.
- For 2011-2015, The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems called it a general aviation airport.
- Santa Fe Trails is the first transit system to go 100% Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) at this altitude (7,000 ft) in the nation.
- Santa Fe Trails has carried over 1 million passengers in one year’s time; the airport transported 1,037,181 people to be exact.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers who’ve to board a flight are advised to be inside SAF Terminal at least 2 hours before their flight.
- The airline counter closes 30 minutes before a plane departs.
- There is a check-in kiosk for each airline. Passengers may print their boarding passes at the kiosk up to 24 hours in advance, and also print boarding passes online.
- Mobile boarding is supported as well as Kiosk check-in.
- You’ll have to remove belts and all other personal items from your pockets such as keys, wallets, etc. before entering the checkpoint queue.
- Before visiting the airport, please refer to the SAF Airport Map.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be picked up and dropped off outside the terminal from where they’ve to board a flight.
- Visitors should remember that there is no parking or waiting allowed curbside at SAF Airport.
- Arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Santa Fe Airport.
- Departing flights: The lists for scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays can be found under the departing flight status.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at SAF here.
The current terminal building at Santa Fe Regional Airport was opened in 1957. It offers a variety of services for the traveling public.
To see the terminal location, and for more information, please refer to the SAF Terminal Map.
Two airlines serve at Santa Fe Regional Airport - American Eagle and United Express.
Santa Fe Regional Airport offers convenient and affordable parking just a few steps away from the passenger terminal.
Flat $3 a day
Passengers have a variety of options for ground transport after arriving at Santa Fe Regional Airport. From car rentals to taxis to shuttles, and more, travelers can choose according to their requirements and convenience.
Two rental car companies are located inside the airport terminal for passengers. These include Hertz and Avis. Also, two rental car companies are located off the airport - Enterprise, and Budget.
RoadRunner Shuttle is located inside the airport terminal. They offer 14 passenger vans, suburban SUVs, sedans, and a 28-passenger charter bus. Plus, many local hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. Passengers can contact their hotel directly for information on how to arrange pick-up or drop-off.
Taxis and Limos
Taxis and Limos services are available to and from the airport when contacted directly.
Amenities & Services
For visitors to have a great stay, Santa Fe Regional Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Full-service restaurant.
- Airline self-serve kiosks.
- Rental car counters.
- Vending machines.
- Information displays and flyers.
Address: 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 955 2900
Santa Fe Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- In 1941, the airport was opened replacing the former Santa Fe Municipal Airport/Boyd Field and had been called the Santa Fe County Municipal Airport until 2018.
- Beginning in 1929, Santa Fe's first commercial airline service was by Mid Continent Air Express operating on a route from El Paso to Denver with stops at Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, NM, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs, CO.
- In 1940, Continental began operating Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar twin prop aircraft on a daily round trip routing.
- In 1967, TTa had introduced the first jet service into Santa Fe with the Douglas DC-9-10 on nonstop flights to Dallas Love Field with continuing direct service to Houston Hobby Airport.
- In 1998, Great Lakes Aviation came to Santa Fe by resuming the United Express flights to Denver after the Mesa Airlines contract expired.
- In 2000 and 2001, America West Express operated by Mesa Air/Air Midwest also briefly served Santa Fe.
- On July 27, 2009, American Eagle announced a second daily flight to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Service began on November 19, 2009.
- As of August 2011, the city of Santa Fe was in discussions with Great Lakes Airlines concerning the possible resumption of turboprop passenger service to Denver.
- On September 27, 2017, the Santa Fe City Council approved an expansion plan for the airport to better accommodate future airline service. The approval of this expansion plan is a renaming of the airport from Santa Fe Municipal Airport to Santa Fe Regional Airport.