Albuquerque International Sunport
Albuquerque International Sunport is one of the best-loved airports among travelers, both for its handsome regional architecture and its permanent art collection. Even the car-rental facility, opened in 2001, has its own art collection. The Sunport recently completed a $10.5 million expansion of the security area. Pilots consider Albuquerque a safe and easy place to land because the Sunport has four runways, more than most cities, and enjoys a good relationship with Kirtland Air Force Base, which handles all fire and rescue.
The Sunport is 600,000 square feet with 22 gates in two concourses.
The Sunport has a U.S. Port of Entry with its own customs facility, so that exporters can ship freight directly and pay duties locally. And there is a foreign trade zone on 60 acres near the air cargo center.
Double Eagle II Airport
Double Eagle II Airport on Albuquerque's West Side is a general aviation facility used for training, military, air ambulance, charter, private and corporate flights. It’s slated to become the center of the city’s budding aviation manufacturing cluster, with the development of the Aerospace Technology Park.
Currently the airport has two runways and two fixed-based operators that include flight training and charter service, avionics service, airframe and powerplant repair, tie downs, hangars, catering, and aircraft rental.
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, with north-south and east-west lines, hauls 90 percent of freight originating in the state and 80 percent of cargo terminating here.
Albuquerque is a stop on Amtrak’s Chicago-to-Los Angeles route.
The New Mexico Rail Runner currently operates in the Rio Grande corridor from Belen to Santa Fe with several stops in Albuquerque. The Rail Runner serves 1.2 million commuters a year. Bus connections are available from the Albuquerque stops.
Two interstate highways cross Albuquerque: I-40, one of the nation’s major east-west arterials, and I-25, a north-south route from Canada to Mexico.