About Albany Airport
Albany International Airport is located 6 miles from the city of Albany, in New York, United States. The airport is owned by the Albany County Airport Authority.
About half of the planes that depart and land in ALB are regional aircraft. Airlines that operate out of ALB are Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways. The largest passenger aircraft to fly into ALB daily is the Boeing 737-800 operated by Southwest Airlines with seating for 175 passengers.
Albany Airport provides free WiFi service.
Albany Airport Facts
- Albany International was the first, and remains the oldest, municipal airport in the United States.
- The airport was named after Teddy Roosevelt's son, Quentin, a fighter pilot during World War I
- One of only four airports in the world using dual jet bridges. Only Southwest Airlines uses them, and not on all flights.
- ALB has become a focus city for Cape Air flying to Ogdensburg, Massena, and Boston.
- Albany currently faces high air fare rates becuase of Southwest and US Airways, which are a large portion of the flights at the airport. ALB has an agreement with Delta Air Lines to fly larger aircraft to and from Atlanta. The increase in operations paired with an increase demand is projected to lower rates at ALB.
Albany Airport Top Destinations
- (BWI) Baltimore, Southwest
- (CLT) Charlotte, US Airways
- (ORD) Chicago O'Hare, United
- (ATL) Atlanta, Delta
- (MCO) Orlando, Southwest
- (PHL) Philadelphia, US Airways
- (MDW) Midway, Southwest
- (DTW) Detroit, Delta
- (IAD) Dulles, United
- (EWR) Newark, United