Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
Sunport Information: (505) 244-7700
2200 Sunport Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Don't get too excited, Jake. You can't hop a rocket to the
Sun here. No, the Albuquerque International Sunport is the
largest commercial airport in New Mexico. It is located in
southern Albuquerque, next to
Kirtland Air Force Base and Sandia National Laboratories.
The easiest access to the terminal is from Interstate 25.
There is an exit specifically for the Sunport (Exit 221), or
one can also exit eastbound
onto Gibson Blvd. (Exit 222A) and then turn south onto Yale Blvd.
Interstate 40 intersects I-25 just north of
the airport, providing speedy access from part east and west.
Some cold, hard facts about the airport's 2004 operations
from the Sunport's website:
- Takeoffs and landings: 198,453 ( 38% major airlines,
25% commuter airlines, 23% general aviation aircraft,
15% military aircraft)
- Passengers: 6,323,635
- Major commercial carriers: American,
America West, Continental, Delta,
Southwest, and United.
Southwest handled 54% of the passengers in 2004.
- Nonstop service: Out of state --
Dallas (Love Field), Denver,
Houston (Bush Intercontinental),
Lake City, San Diego,
Tampa Bay and Tucson.
- Runways: east-west air carrier runway, 13,793 ft.;
a north-south air carrier runway, 10,000 ft.; a northeast-southwest
air carrier runway, 10,000 ft.;
a northwest-southeast general aviation runway, 6,000 ft
- Location: elevation = 5352 feet; latitude =
35 degrees, 2 minutes North; longitude = 106 degrees, 37 minutes
- Rental car companies: Advantage,
ANC Rental Corporation, Avis,
Most importantly, the sunport offers free
wireless internet access throughout the terminal.