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Albuquerque International Sunport

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Albuquerque International Sunport Airport

Discover Albuquerque International Sunport Airport, the facilities and services it offers, the best locations to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this with.

About Albuquerque International Sunport Airport


Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (IATA: ABQ), is an international public airport that serves around 5.5 million passengers each year which make it the largest civil airport in New Mexico. The airport opened in the 1920s and serves cities within the United States. The airport has an area of 2,039 acres and owns three runways. 


Albuquerque International Sunport Airport Location

The airport is located 3 miles (5 km) southeast of downtown Albuquerque, in Bernalillo County, New Mexico:




Albuquerque International Sunport Airport offers facilities and services to provide comfort and ease for its many passengers. In total, the airport has 25 gates as well as shops and restaurants at the airports terminal.

Facilities Include:

A selection of shopping and dining places are available to choose from such as popular restaurants and luxury shops.

Free WiFi Accessibility

Mobile Charging


Art exhibitions

Meditation Room






Albuquerque International Sunport Airport currently has three runways. 


Direction Length (ft) Length (m) Surface
3/21 10,000 3,048 Concrete
8/26 13,793 4,204 Concrete
12/30 6,000 1,829 Concrete



Main Terminal

Albuquerque International Sunport Airport only has one terminal with 25 gates in four concourses, including a concourse for commuter airline gates. In Concourse A there are 13 gates labelled from A1  all the way to A12, A14. Concourse B in total has 9 gates labelling from B1 and B3 to B10 (Gate B2 has been removed). There are 2 gates in Concourse E which are labelled as E1 & E2. Concourse C houses US Customs and is used for occasional international arriving flights.


Airlines that fly to Albuquerque International Sunport Airport

The list below contains all the airlines that fly passenger services from Albuquerque International Sunport Airport:


Advanced Air Alaska Airlines Allegiant Air
American Airlines American Eagle Boutique Air
Delta Air Lines Delta Connection Frontier Airlines
JetBlue Southwest Airlines United Airlines
United Express    


The Most Popular Domestic Destinations


Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Arizona 314,000 American, Southwest
2 Dallas/Fort Worth Texas 291,000 American
3 Denver, Colorado 262,000 Southwest, United, Frontier
4 Los Angeles, California 186,000 Allegiant, American, Delta, Southwest, United
5 Dallas-Love, Texas 173,000 Southwest
6 Las Vegas, Nevada 155,000 Allegiant, Southwest
7 Atlanta, Georgia 136,000 Delta
8 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 120,000 American, United
9 Houston–Hobby, Texas 120,000 Southwest
10 San Diego, California 90,000 Alaska, Southwest


The most popular destinations from junio 2018 - mayo 2019. Statistics from the US Department of Transportation and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)

How to get to Albuquerque International Sunport Airport


By Road

Taxi services are available at the airport and you can find one if you follow the signs leading to the ground transportation area. It takes only 6 minutes to the Alburquerque City centre by taxi. Taxis are available on a 24-hour basis.

By Public Transport

Bus services are available on (Routes 50, 222, and 250) located at the west side of the baggage claim area. Frequent scheduled bus and shuttle service are provided by various carriers to locations from the airport to the city.

By Rental Car

Car rentals are managed by the Support Car Centre at a sperate facility at the airport. However free shittles services are available to the rental facility which depart every 5 minutes outside of the first level of the airport. Many car rental agencies offer these services for instance Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty.