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Welcome to the Albany International Airport!

As the major air center for the Capital Region, Northeastern New York and Western New England, the Albany International Airport offers a wide-range of facilities and services. A recently completed multi-million dollar capital redevelopment project included a new 230,000 square foot terminal, parking garage, Air Traffic Control Tower, and cargo facility. The airport has also embarked on a five-year $232 million Capital Plan to improve and maintain safety and to meet the needs of air travelers and air carriers well into the 21st Century.

Albany County Airport Authority518 242-2222
Albany International Airport518 242-2200
Paging and Information518 242-2299
Arrival & Departure Information518 242-AFLY
Airlines518 242-AIRP
Parking Rates and Information518 242-CARS
Noise Complaints518 242-2320
Business Center518 242-4488
AvPORTS518 242-2200
EmailInfo@albanyairport.com

Airport Location:
Albany International Airport is located at the junction of Interstate Highways 90 and 87. For specific directions on how to reach the Albany International Airport, please go here.

Size:
1,200 Acres.

Operations:
Open 24 hours daily.
Certified under FAR Part 139.
24 hour TRACON equipped Air Traffic Control Tower.

Runways:
North/South Preferential and Instrument Runway 01/19 – 8,500 ft x 150 ft.
Cross-wind Runway 10/28 - 7,200 ft x 150 ft.
Elevation - 275 ft.

Note: The airport was awarded the prestigious 1996 Balchen-Post Award for Outstanding Achievement in Airport Snow and Ice Control for U.S. Medium Commercial Airports.

Commercial Airline Services:
Air Canada, American Eagle, Continental, Continental Connection, Delta, Delta Connection, Northwest, Southwest, United/United Express, USAirways/USAirways Express.

Average Daily Commercial Arrivals: 90
Average Daily Commercial Departures:
90

Enplanements: Enplanements & Deplanements 2004 and 2002 (pdf document)

FACILITIES:
The Albany International Airport is operated by the Albany County Airport Authority under a 40-year lease with Albany County. The airport serves as the major air center for the Capital Region, Northeastern New York and Western New England. In response to an increase in air traffic, economic development and customer demand, the Albany County Airport Authority embarked on an Airport Improvement Project that included a new terminal, jetways, and Aircraft Control Tower. The $158 million project was funded with Airport Improvement (AIP), Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) and Airport Revenue Funds.

The new terminal, which opened in June 1998, is designed to accommodate 1.5-million enplanements annually. The terminal includes unique restaurants and exciting shops. The terminal also includes the airport Business Center that offers computer workstations, laptop workstations, three conference rooms, Foreign Currency Exchange, and video conferencing facilities. Departure, the airport's museum shop, features gifts, art and crafts from nearly 40 area museums.

In 1999, the Airport Authority began construction of a 16,000 sq. ft. addition to the new terminal to accommodate Southwest Airlines. The projected was completed in 2000 and included the addition of two new jet bridges.

The Albany International Airport handles an average of 110 daily commercial arrivals and departures and regulates 1,000 tower operations each day.

Currently, the airport offers parking for over 5,000 vehicles. Early in 1999, the Authority opened a new 1,600-car public parking garage. In May 2000, a new 800-car economy parking lot opened. The E-Lot is served by the Airport Shuttlebus Service. A new 800-car addition to the existing parking garage opened in November, 2000.

Cargo:
The Albany County Airport Authority operates full-service Air Cargo Terminal serving FedEx, UPS, DHL and Mobile Air.

Environmental:
Albany International Airport is recognized as a world leader in developing cost-effective environmental management of aircraft deicing fluids. To comply with environmental statues, the airport has installed a state-of-the-art Storm Water Recovery and Treatment Facility that utilizes micro-organisms to "digest" propylene glycol to below detection limits. The process produces methane gas, which is reused as fuel to heat the incoming fluid and to speed its processing. The gas is also used to heat the treatment facility.

Noise Abatement:
The Albany International Airport has undertaken a vigorous noise program, which involves the voluntary purchase of impacted properties within the effected area. The airport makes those properties available for suitable users as part of an economic development program.

Fixed Based Operator (F.B.O.):
Million Air
518 242-2444

CommutAir Flight Support
518 242-2245

Customs:
United States Airport Federal Customs, Inspection Service (FIS)

The Albany International Airport is designated as an International Port of Entry by The US Secretary of the Treasury. Immigration and Naturalization services are available by appointment. US Immigration Custom Enforcement 518-431-0200.

Federal Aviation Administration:
518 862-1600

Radio Frequencies:

Aeronautical Tower: 119.50
Radio Frequencies Ground Control: 121.70
Unicom: 122.95
Emergency: 121.00
Approach: 125.00
Departure: 118.00
Localizer: 109.50
FSS: 122.20
ATIS: 122.00 and 122.45

Instrument Landing Systems:
Runway 19 - ILS, GPS, MALSR, HIRL, CL
Runway 01 - ILS, MALSR, HIRL, CL, PAPI, RENL
Runway 28 - GPS, MIRL, CL, PAPI, RENL
Runway 10 - GPS, MIRL, CL, RENL

Minimums:
Runway 19, 200 ft., 2 2400 RVR
Runway 01, 200 ft., 2 2400 RVR

New York State Police Aviation Bureau:
The Albany International Airport serves as the base for State Police Aviation activities in the State of New York.
518 869-9812
518 457-6811 (24 hours).

Weather Information:
518 435-9580

FAA Flight Service Weather:
1-800-992-7433.

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