efforts and programs designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are ongoing
Since the early stages of the outbreak overseas, the Albuquerque International Sunport has taken preventative steps and established procedures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 both inside the terminal and into our community. The safety of our passengers, staff and community is our top priority.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to airline staffing shortages and other challenges, changes to flights are ongoing. Please check directly with your airline for up-to-date info.
enhanced cleaning and sanitizing
Our custodial crews have implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures with a focus on high-touchpoint public areas, such as handrails, elevator buttons, water fountains and seating. We have also increased the cleaning schedule of restroom facilities, added hand sanitizer stations and are paying special attention to ensuring those stations are maintained.
hvac uvc emitters
We’ve implemented an indoor air quaility control system to add an additional layer of protection throughout the entire terminal. The ultraviolet emitters clean and sanitize the air pumping through the Sunport’s HVAC systems, ensuring the air you’re breathing is fresh, clean and sanitized.
meet breezy one
We’ve implemented an autonomous robotic cleaning system that safely sanitizes the terminal every night after the last flight. The Breezy system works with our custodial crew to add an additional layer of protection.
GBAC STAR facility accreditation
The Albuquerque International Sunport achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) STAR Facility Accreditation. This performance-based accreditation is the gold standard for facilities and demonstrates that proper cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention protocols are in place.
- Sneeze guards have been installed on counters
- We have implemented social distancing floor decals and informative signage throughout the terminal and make regular PA announcements reminding people of Covid-safe practices.
- Seating has been reduced or spaced apart
- Place small items such as wallets, keys and phones inside bags rather than into bins
- TSA is now allowing up to 12 oz. hand sanitizer in carry-on bags
- TSA is accepting expired state licenses with an expiration date of 3/1/20 or later
tips for staying healthy if traveling
PLEASE NOTE: If you feel sick, please STAY HOME.
- practice routine, rigorous hand washing
- maintain at least a 6 foot distance from others
- wear a face mask
- avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- keep your belongings and environment clean
- cover coughs and sneezes with bent elbow
- check the CDC’s travel health notices for up-to-date info
- If you are picking someone up from the Sunport, meet them at the Arrivals curbside area instead of going inside the terminal
Hours for some of the Sunport’s bars, full-service restaurants and shops may still be affected. Click here for a full list of hours and accommodations.
on-site COVID-19 testing services
Southwest Lab’s COVID-19 testing services ceased on Sept 27, 2022
- Impacts to other City of Albuquerque services
- NM Department of Health Updates
- CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- NM Department of Health COVID-19 Hotlines: 833-551-0518 or 855-600-3453