Albuquerque Sunport International Airport (ABQ)
Welcome to Albuquerque Sunport International Airport! ABQ is New Mexico’s largest commercial airport that welcomes over 6 million passengers a year with an average 2% increase over the last 15 years. It is located three miles southeast of downtown Albuquerque, which sits at the base of the Sandia Mountains. ABQ mainly deals with domestic flights, although it does have some flights that go to Mexico.
ABQ's terminal underwent expansion in 1996 encompassing 574,000 sq. ft. of space with 23 gates in two concourses. ABQ have three terminals, which are divided into concourses A and B. Their on-site parking structure fits approximately 3,700 vehicles within their four-level lot. For long term parking, there is a separate lot with around 500 spaces.
ABQ is served by eight major commercial carriers: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, New Mexico Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, United and US Airways. Southwest served a large share of 56.9% arriving and departing passengers In 2012-2013. Top domestic destinations are Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas.
You’re in luck if you are traveling to or from ABQ because they just recently renovated their airport in order to create new concession locations, add restrooms, expand gate holding areas, and incorporate environmentally friendly building systems. If you have time to kill, be sure to stop by the Albuquerque Internation Sunport Art Collection that features Native American, Hispanic and Contemporary works by New Mexico artists.
Various ATMs are located throughout the terminal building in front of and beyond the security checkpoint. Wireless internet access is freely available throughout the terminal.
There are numerous transportation services available from the airport and around Albuquerque and New Mexico.
Bus services are available at the south side of the baggage claim area. ABQ RIDE offers Route 50, 222 and 250. Route 222 connects to a commuter train station that covers both north and south of the airport, including Downtown Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Taxis can be hailed by the Ground Transportation employees outside the baggage claim areas.
Car rental agencies are all located at the Sunport's Car Rental Center, approximately half a mile from the passenger terminal building.
If you are planning on staying the night for an early flight the next day, check out TownePlace Suites Albuquerque Airport, Ramada Albuquerque Airport, and Fairfield Inn and Suites. They are conveniently located right by the airport.