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Facts and Figures

Information about Facts and Figures for the Sunport.

Albuquerque International Sunport 2013

  • The Albuquerque International Sunport welcomed 5,065,179 passengers in 2013.
  • ABQ's freight center moved over 60,000 tons of cargo in 2013.

Airline Services

  • There were 136,724 takeoffs and landings,or an average of 374 per day, in 2013 at ABQ: 55,536 by major airlines; 29,462 by commuter airlines, 20,688 by military aircraft; and 26,418 by general aviation aircraft.
  • ABQ is served by six major commercial carriers: American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and US Airways. It also receives regular service from commuter airline New Mexico Airlines. Air Cargo service is provided by FedEx and UPS.
  • Southwest Airlines is ABQ's largest carrier; it handled over 55% of ABQ's 2013 passengers.
  • ABQ offers nonstop service to 21 cities, including: Atlanta, Baltimore (BWI), Chicago (Midway/O'Hare), Dallas (DFW/ Love Field), Denver, Houston (Bush/Hobby), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul (seasonal), New York (JFK), Oakland, Orlando (seasonal), Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle/Tacoma. Nonstop in-state service is offered to Carlsbad and Los Alamos.

Federal Facilities

  • ABQ shares its runways with Kirtland Air Force Base, which provides aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services for ABQ.
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) facilities in Albuquerque include the Airport's District Office, Air Traffic Control Tower, Automated Flight Service Station, and Flight Standards District Office.
  • The Transportation Security Administration ("TSA") occupies office space at the historic Old Terminal Building and at the security-screening checkpoint.
  • The National Weather Service and the U.S. Postal Service Express Mail Facility are also located on the airport. The office for Customs and Border Protection ("CBP"), which is responsible for processing international flights and international cargo, is also located at ABQ.

Sunport Facilities

  • The Terminal Building has approximately 600,000 sq. ft. of total space including 22 gates in the A and B Concourses used by the major commercial air carriers, the E Gate area, which accommodates the commuter airlines, and a 30,000 sq. ft. security screening checkpoint, and a meeter/ greeter waiting area.
  • ABQ's elevation is 5,355 feet. Its latitude and longitude are 35 degrees, 02 minutes North and 106 degrees, 37 minutes West.

ABQ has three runways:

  • 08/26 - an east-west air carrier runway, 13,793 ft. by 150 ft.
  • 03/21 - a northeast-southwest air carrier runway, 10,000 ft. by 150 ft.
  • 12/30 - a northwest-southeast general aviation runway, 6,000 ft. by 150 ft.
  • There are two Fixed Base Operators ("FBOs") located at ABQ: Cutter Flying Service and Atlantic Aviation.
  • Corporate jet manufacturer Eclipse Aerospace (formerly Eclipse Aviation) will continue to service Eclipse 500 aircraft at ABQ, with plans to continue manufacturing in the future.

Economic Development

  • Approximately 3,600 people are employed at ABQ.
  • An economic impact study conducted in 2013 by the University of New Mexico concluded that the Albuquerque International Sunport is responsible for $1.9 billion in economic output for the state and 20,000 jobs are directly or indirectly related to the facililty.

Customer Services

  • Ground transportation from the Sunport to locations throughout the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area and northern New Mexico is provided by various cab companies, door-todoor shuttles, buses, limousines, rental car companies, out of town shuttles and hotel/motel courtesy vehicles.
  • ABQ rental car companies include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty and are located in the Consolidated Rental Car Center, approximately 1/2 mile west of the Terminal Building. Access to the Rental Car Center is provided via a shuttle bus system.
  • There are a variety of retail stores throughout the Sunport offering items ranging from souvenirs and sundries to authentic Indian jewelry and unique one-of-a-kind contemporary pieces.
  • Hungry? The Sunport offers a wide range of food and beverage concessions to satisfy every palate. The new food and beverage program is now complete, featuring a relocated food court and sit-down restaurant.
  • Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) for various banks are located on the 2nd and 3rd levels of the Terminal Building prior to the security-screening checkpoint, and in A and B Concourses.
  • Facilities for persons with disabilities include elevators in the parking structure and each of the Terminal Building's three levels provide wheelchairs, Braille signage, wheelchair-accessible restrooms and drinking fountains, and telecommunications devices for the deaf ("TDD").
  • Airport and tourist information may be obtained from the Information Booth on the baggage claim level. The booth is staffed by Albuquerque Convention and Visitor's Bureau volunteers.
  • The Albuquerque International Sunport Art Collection contains over 120 works of art valued at approximately $1.5 million. The collection can be viewed in the Main Terminal, the Old Terminal Building and at the Rental Car Center. The works are by New Mexico artists.

Sunport Statistics

Monthly Passenger Totals

Car Rental Gross Revenue Report

Gift Shop/Kiosks Gross Revenue Report

Food Concessions Gross Revenue Report

Cargo Statistics


PFC Quarterly Reports

Fiscal Year 2015

Fiscal Year 2014

Fiscal Year 2013

Fiscal Year 2012

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