Albany International Airport

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About Albany International Airport

Outside the front of Albany International Airport

Albany International Airport is an airport located in Albany, New York. Despite being an international airport and having the capability to handle international flights, Albany airport currently only facilitates domestic flights from US carriers, with a particular focus on serving flights in and around the eastern US.

There are no airlines that currently use Albany International as a hub airport.

The airstrip's history dates back to 1908 and the airports itself opened in 1928, making it the oldest airport owned by a city in the country. The airport has undergone a few renovations and expansions since being built, with the most notable being a new terminal building in 1996 (replacing the existing one).

What is the airport code for Albany International Airport?

The airport code for Albany International Airport is ALB.

Airport Location

Albany International Airport is located in the Albany County in New York, northwest of central Albany. It takes between 15–30 minutes to drive to Albany International from downtown Albany, depending on the time of day that you're travelling at. 

Facilities

Information sign at airport

Facilities Include:

  • WIFI
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Passenger assistance
  • Military lounge
  • ATM
  • Currency exchange
  • Baby care facilities
  • Business centre
  • Passenger services
  • Mobile charging
  • Observation deck
  • Prayer room
  • Smoking areas

Lounges by terminal:

There are no traditional lounges at Albany International. However, there is a single military room, which can be used by all military members and their families.

 

Military Room

  • Free refreshments
  • WIFI
  • TV screens
  • TV screens
  • Video games

 

Runways

Albany International has three runways. Two of its runways, runway 10L/28R and runway 10R/28L, are long runways that are used for commercial flights. The other runway, runway 03/21, is much smaller and used mainly for general aviation. 

Runway 10L/28R (2,995m in length) is used for both departures and arrivals. 10L is mainly used for all departures off the runway.

Runway 10R/28L (3,535m in length) is the longest runway at the airport. It's used for arrivals and departures. 10R is mainly used for all arrivals.

03/21 (1,829m in length) is used mainly by ameriflight and FedEx. It can only facilitate small planes.

Terminals

There is just one terminal building at Albany International, which is referred to as the 'main terminal'. The terminal is split into two floors, with check-in area, baggage claim etc on Level 1 and a public waiting area on Level 2.

Post-security the airport is split into three concourses, which are lettered A–C.

Concourse A

Concourse A is the oldest concourse in the terminal. It opened in 1968 and facilitates flights from Allegiant and United.

Concourse B

Concourse B facilitates flights from American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue.

Concourse C

Concourse C is the newest concourse and was built in 1998. The concourse opened in late 1998 and facilitates flights from Southwest and Frontier. 

 

Airlines that fly to Albany International Airport

There are no airlines that use Albany airport as its hub.

Here's a full list of airlines that operate out of Albany International.

AIRLINE COUNTRY FROM
Allegiant Air USA
American Airlines USA
American Eagle USA
Delta & Delta Connection USA
Frontier USA
JetBlue USA
Southwest Airlines USA
United & United Express USA

Top Destinations

Top Domestic Routes

febrero 2018–enero 2019
Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Baltimore, Maryland 228,650 Southwest
2 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 168,200 American Airlines, United
3 Orlando, Florida 144,530 Southwest
4 Atlanta, Georgia 125,330 Delta
5 Charlotte, North Carolina 111,920 American Airlines

How to get to Albany International Airport

 

By driving

Albany International can be reached off of Albany Shaker Road.

Parking and car rental are both available at the airport. 

Parking costs $10 USD per day.

By bus

CDTA bus route 1 travels between Albany International Airport and Colonie & Downtown Albany, with multiple stops along the way. The bus runs seven days a week.

Adirondack Trailways offers long-distance bus journies to several destinations including Amsterdam, Arlington, Bennington, Binghamton, Brandon, Burlington, Canton, Chestertown, Cobleskill, Glens Falls, Keene, Keene Valley, Kingston, Lake George, Lake Placid, Lisbon Littleton, Malone, Manchester, Massena, Middlebury ,Montpelier, Montreal, New Paltz, New York City ,Oneonta, Potsdam, Pottersville, Poughkeepsie New Burgh, Ridgewood NJ, Saranac Lake, Saratoga, Schroon Lake, St Albans, Syracuse, Utica, Vergennes, Wallingford Rutland, Warrensburg, White River Jct and Woodsville. 

Bus tickets with Adirondack Trailways must be purchased prior to travel.

By taxi

Like much of New York, you can flag down a taxi in busy areas of Albany. However, in quieter areas, you might want to pre-order a taxi. To pre-order a taxi, either get the person(s) in charge of your accommodation to order one or recommend a taxi company to you. Or, use one of the taxi companies listed on the Albany International Airport official website.