Facts and Figures

Albuquerque International Sunport

  • The Albuquerque International Sunport welcomed 4,958,417 passengers in 2017
  • ABQ’s freight center moved over 60,000 tons of cargo in 2016

Airline Services

  • There were 135,269 takeoffs and landings, for an average of 370 per day, in 2017 at ABQ: 52,518 by major airlines; 24,558 by commuter airlines, 22,162 by military aircraft; and 36,031 by general aviation aircraft.
  • ABQ is served by eight major commercial carriers: Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest and United. It also receives regular service from commuter airline Boutique Air. Air Cargo service is provided by FedEx and UPS.
  • Southwest Airlines is ABQ’s largest carrier; it handled 50% of ABQ’s 2017 passengers.
  • ABQ offers nonstop service to 24 cities, including: Alamosa, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore (BWI), Chicago (Midway/O’Hare), Dallas (DFW/ Love Field), Denver, Houston (Bush/Hobby), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York (JFK), Oakland, Orange County, Orlando (seasonal), Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma. Nonstop in-state service is offered to Carlsbad and Silver City.

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 Air Traffic Control Tower and the 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-square-foot. 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.


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

Economic Development

  • Over 3,000 are 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 facility.

Sunport Statistics

Past Passenger Statistics (2000 – 2018)

2019 Monthly Passenger Totals

2018 Monthly Passenger Totals

2019 Monthly Rental Car Revenue

2019 Monthly Concession Revenue

2019 Monthly Gifts and Kiosks Revenue

Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Quarterly Reports

Past Passenger Facility Charge Quarterly Reports




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