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Welcome to the Albany International Airport!

As the major air center for the Capital Region, Northeastern New York, Western New England, and Southern Vermont, Albany International Airport is one of the top economic development generators in Upstate New York. Our modern airport includes recent improvement to the terminal and a new parking garage. Albany International Airport is the smart airport of tomorrow, leading our industry with innovative practices and procedures to ensure an easy, safe, and clean travel experience for all.


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.


1,200 Acres.


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


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.


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:

American Airlines, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines.

Average Daily Commercial Arrivals:


Average Daily Commercial Departures:



1.5 million annually


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 project was completed in 2000 and included the addition of two new dual jet bridges enabling passengers to board and deplane from the front and rear of the aircraft.

The Albany International Airport handles an average of 54 daily commercial arrivals and departures and regulates 1,000 tower operations each day.

Currently, the airport offers parking for over 6,000 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 Shuttle Bus Service. A new 800-car addition to the existing parking garage opened in November, 2000. Valet Parking and two additional long term lots at either end of the terminal were added in 2017


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


Albany International Airport is recognized as a world leader in developing cost-effective environmental management of aircraft deicing fluids.

To comply with environmental statutes, 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 affected area. The airport makes those properties available for suitable users as part of an economic development program.

Fixed Based Operator (F.B.O.):

Albany Million Air
(518) 242-2444


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 Customs 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 28 - GPS, MIRL, CL, PAPI, RENL
Runway 10 - GPS, MIRL, CL, RENL


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) 457-6811 (24 hours).

Weather Information:

(518) 435-9580

FAA Flight Service Weather:

(800) 992-7433.