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Albany International Airport

Albany International Airport
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Airport information
IATAALB
ICAOKALB
FAAALB
 Location of the Albany International Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerAlbany County Airport Authority
ServesAlbany, New York
LocationColonie, New York
Elevation87 m (285 ft)
Statistics2009, 2010
Aircraft operations (2009)160218
Based aircraft (2009)93
Passengers (2010)2531323

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Albany International Airport is a public use airport located six nautical miles (11 km) northwest of the central business district of Albany, in Albany County, New York, United States. It is owned by the Albany County Airport Authority.

It is an airport of entry serving Albany and located in the town of Colonie. It was built on the site of the Shaker settlement about 6 miles (10 km) north of Albany and stretching north to the hamlet of Verdoy. The airport is the seat of a class C airspace.

Albany International Airport can accept most aircraft. In the past, most airlines operated mainline aircraft to ALB. The biggest aircraft that flew into ALB was Air Force One (Boeing 747), which made three appearances: one in 1994, 2009, and 2011. Additionally, the C-5 Galaxy has landed for training, for cargo during Hurricane Katrina, and for the transportation of President Obama's motorcade on September 20 and 21, 2009. An Air Canada Airbus A340-300 (which has seating for 286 passengers) made an unscheduled arrival on December 21, 2007.

Many times a week, UPS runs a 757-200 in from their Hartford, CT hub for cargo. FedEx Airlines brings the Boeing 757-200 to the airport about 5 times a week for cargo. Today, about half of the planes that depart and land in ALB are regional aircraft. Airlines that operate mainline aircraft are Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways. The largest passenger aircraft to fly into ALB daily is the McDonnell Douglas MD-88 operated by Delta Airlines with seating for 149 passengers.

The airport previously had pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi access throughout the entire airport provided by WiFiFee, but recently introduced free WiFi service.


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