Sunport Primary Runway Reopens – May 7, 2018

The primary runway at the Albuquerque International Sunport has reopened after being closed due to repair work Commercial departures have returned to their normal east/west flight path using Runway 8-26, considerably reducing noise over southeast Albuquerque. The closure of Runway 8-26 was a result of cracking and spalling concrete slabs on the runway. 177 concrete […]

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Sunport Volunteer Programs Celebrate Sixth and Third Anniversaries – May 2, 2018

Mayor Tim Keller and the team at the Albuquerque International Sunport are celebrating the anniversary of its volunteer program with an appreciation luncheon in their honor. The Sunport Ambassador Program, now in its sixth year, continues to thrive as the therapy dog program reaches its third anniversary. The ABQ K9 Crew, which began in 2015 […]

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Sunport Announces Runway Closure for Repairs – February 21, 2018

Beginning Monday, February 26, the Sunport’s primary runway, Runway 8-26, will be closed for repairs for a total of 60 days. During this time, all commercial departures will be using Runway 3-21, which has a northeast/southwest orientation. An increase in air traffic and noise is expected over southeast Albuquerque, particularly Ridgecrest and the International District, […]

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Frontier Airlines Announces New Flights to Orlando and Austin from Albuquerque Sunport – February 2, 2018

Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is bringing more low fares to the Albuquerque International Sunport with new nonstop flights to Austin and Orlando. This announcement comes just months after the carrier began new service to Denver and brings the total number of destinations served to three. To celebrate this new service, Frontier is offering special introductory […]

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Notice Regarding PFC Application – November 11, 2017

The City of Albuquerque Aviation Department conducted a consultation meeting on November 28, 2017 to discuss potential PFC funded projects with air carriers. In accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 158 – PFC section 158.24, notice is hereby given that the City is proposing to submit a PFC application […]

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Sunport Holiday Travel Advisory – November 11, 2017

In anticipation of the nation’s most heavily traveled holiday, the Albuquerque International Sunport has some tips to help travelers prepare for a safe and enjoyable holiday travel experience. Airlines for America is forecasting that over 28 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday season (November 17 through November 28). […]

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TSA Implements New Screening Procedures for Carry-on Items at Sunport – October 27, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented new and stronger carry-on baggage security screening procedures at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). The new procedures require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for x-ray screening when going through the security checkpoint. The electronics should be placed in a bin with nothing […]

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Alaska Airlines Expands Albuquerque Service with New Nonstop Flights to San Diego – October 10, 2017

SEATTLE— Alaska Airlines will increase the number of flights from Albuquerque on Oct. 18 when it begins daily service to San Diego International Airport and adds a second daily nonstop flight to Seattle. The new route is Alaska Airlines’ fourth new nonstop destination to launch from New Mexico’s largest city since August. “Alaska Airlines is thrilled […]

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Delta Air Lines Begins New Nonstop Flight from Sunport to Los Angeles – October 5, 2017

Delta Air Lines has begun new, nonstop flights from the Albuquerque International Sunport to Los Angeles. The daily nonstop flight is currently on sale and service has been running smoothly since October 2nd. Delta’s new flight brings a fifth option for nonstop service to Los Angeles out of the Sunport. The daily flight leaves Albuquerque […]

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Sunport Announces Road Closure for Airport Improvements – September 28. 2017

Beginning Monday, October 2, Girard Boulevard will be completely closed south of Gibson Boulevard. With the exception of the cell phone waiting area, there will be no access to parking lots or the aircraft viewing area off Girard during this time. The south aircraft viewing area, located near University Boulevard and Spirit Drive, remains open. […]

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Sunport Awarded $3.2 Million in Federal Grants – September 12, 2017

Mayor Richard J. Berry and Aviation Director Jim Hinde announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded the Sunport $3.2 Million in grants for runway and taxiway projects. “These grants are important to ensure the Sunport continues to meet the highest safety and capacity standards,” Mayor Berry said.  “Investment in our airport infrastructure is […]

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Frontier Airlines Announces Service Between Denver and the Sunport – July 18, 2017

Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry and Aviation Director Jim Hinde announced that Frontier Airlines will begin service between Albuquerque and Denver. The daily, nonstop flight will go on sale today and service is set to begin Oct. 24. “This is exciting news for Albuquerque and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome back Frontier Airlines […]

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Alaska Airlines Announces New Service Between Albuquerque and San Diego – 3/15/17

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry and Aviation Director Jim Hinde announced that Alaska Airlines will continue their rapid growth in Albuquerque by adding service to San Diego.  The daily nonstop flight will go on sale today and service begins October 18th.  News of the new service comes on the heels of the […]

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Albuquerque International Sunport Breaks Ground on Aviation Center of Excellence — 3/9/17

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Today, the Albuquerque International Sunport broke ground on a project that will eventually be home to aviation and aerospace businesses, high tech companies and even some retail.  The Aviation Center of Excellence, or ACE, is the centerpiece of a new development known as Destination Sunport that also features “The Landing”, a 10-acre […]

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Alaska Airlines Announces New Service Between Albuquerque and San Francisco – 3/9/17

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry and Aviation Director Jim Hinde announced that Alaska Airlines will further expand service in Albuquerque this Fall with flights to San Francisco International Airport.  The daily nonstop flight will go on sale today and service begins September 18th.  News of the new service comes on the heels […]

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Albuquerque International Sunport Kicks-off Major Renovation Project – 2/24/17

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Albuquerque International Sunport today kicked-off a major renovation project that will refurbish and upgrade the ticketing, baggage claim and exterior areas of the terminal.  The Terminal Improvement Project (TIP) will take approximately 15 months and greatly enhance the pre-security areas of the terminal. The Sunport is the front porch for the […]

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Alaska Airlines Announces New Service Between Albuquerque and Orange County – 2/1/17

   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry announced that Alaska Airlines will, again, expand service in Albuquerque this Fall with flights added to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport.  The daily nonstop flight will go on sale today and service begins August 18th.  News of the new service comes on the heels of last […]

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Alaska Airlines Announces New Service Between Portland and ABQ – 1/11/17

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry and Aviation Director Jim Hinde announced that Alaska Airlines will expand service in Albuquerque this Fall with service to Portland, OR.  The daily nonstop flight will go on sale today and service begins August 18th. “One of the goals when we welcomed Alaska Airlines to Albuquerque two […]

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Holiday Travel Advisory – 11/18/16

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In anticipation of the nation’s most heavily traveled holiday, the Albuquerque International Sunport has developed some tips to help travelers prepare for a safe and enjoyable holiday travel experience. Airlines for America (A4A) is forecasting that over 27 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday season […]

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Albuquerque International Sunport Named a 2016 TRIPADVISOR Travelers’ Choice Favorite For U.S. Airports – 8/18/16

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Albuquerque International Sunport has been named a 2016 TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice Favorite for U.S. Airports in the MEDIUM AIRPORTS category, based on global feedback from the TripAdvisor community. The first annual Travelers’ Choice Favorites for U.S. Airports highlight the most popular domestic airports in the categories of shopping, dining, large airports […]

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Allegiant Takes Off With New Nonstop Flights To Los Angeles And A Free Flight Giveaway – 6/28/16

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. June 28, 2016 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces new, nonstop flights from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Los Angeles via the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). In conjunction with the new routes that will launch just in time for the holiday travel season, the company is celebrating with a “Christmas in July” Facebook […]

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Fitch Affirms Sunport’s Senior Lien Revenue Bonds at ‘A+’, Subordinate Lien Revenue Bonds at ‘A’; Outlook Stable – 5/12/16

Fitch Ratings-Chicago-11 May 2016: Fitch Ratings has affirmed its ‘A+’ rating on the $8.86 million outstanding senior lien airport revenue bonds and the ‘A’ rating on the $5.66 million outstanding subordinate lien airport revenue bonds issued by the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico on behalf of the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). Fitch does not rate […]

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Notice Regarding PFC Application – 3/16/16

The City of Albuquerque Aviation Department conducted a consultation meeting on March 16, 2016 to discuss potential PFC funded projects with air carriers. In accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 158 – PFC section 158.24, notice is hereby given that the City is proposing to submit a PFC application […]

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Allegiant Lands In Albuquerque With 2 New Routes – 3/8/16

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Mar. 8, 2016 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces new, nonstop flights from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Las Vegas and Austin. In conjunction with the new route announcement, Allegiant also kicks off the upcoming summer travel season with a “$1 Million Summer” campaign, pledging to give away $1 million in airfare now through […]

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DHS Announces REAL ID Implementation Timeline – 1/8/16

Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the final phase of implementation of the REAL ID Act. In short, travelers with a valid NM driver’s license can continue to use that ID to travel domestically through January 22, 2018. Excerpts of the announcement are below. To see the full news release and for more […]

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