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Renamed “Economy Lot”, Now Features Covered Parking At Same Rate of $7/day

September 27, 2013


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Beginning Friday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m., travelers through the Albuquerque International Sunport will have an additional long-term parking option.  The completely reconstructed lot offers 450 parking spots, most of which are covered, and features four thousand solar panels that will generate one megawatt of electricity.  Coupled with the existing parking garage solar panels, the Sunport will soon generate two megawatts of electricity.   

The lot is the former long-term lot, now renamed the Economy Lot, and is located to the north of the Sunport parking garage.  The daily rate remains at $7, identical to the self-pay credit card parking lot located off Girard.  The daily rate for the parking garage remains at $10.  

"This parking lot is another example of finding the smart way to do the right thing for our bosses the taxpayers," Mayor Berry said.  "The ability to leverage FAA grant money to construct a facility that saves money, is environmentally responsible, and provides affordable, covered parking for travelers is a win for everybody."

Cost of the project was approximately $5.2 million and was funded, in large part, through FAA grant money.  That cost included the complete reconstruction of the surface, support structures, solar panels and high-efficiency LED lighting.  

The Albuquerque International Sunport is a world-renowned facility that welcomes nearly six million travelers per year.  We are committed to providing a clean, safe and passenger friendly facility to meet the travel needs of visitors and New Mexicans alike.  The Albuquerque International Sunport is owned by the City of Albuquerque and operated by the Aviation Department. For Sunport information, please visit our web site at or call (505) 244-7700.