ABQ Film Productions FAQs

What carry-on items can I bring through the airport passenger security Checkpoint?

Passengers are allowed one suitcase/carry-on and one personal item such as a purse, laptop, backpack, etc.

Contact the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at 1-866-289-9673 or visit their website, click for disclaimer regarding items to be taken across the Security Checkpoint.

What is the Pet and Animal Policy at the Sunport?

The Sunport is a public building and adheres to the City of Albuquerque ordinances pertaining to animals in public areas. It is the responsibility of pet owners to follow these policies and control their animals for the safety of the general public.

  • All dogs and/or other animals must be restricted at all times and may not run at large on City property
  • Traveling animals, including Emotional Support and Therapy Animals, must be confined to a carrier or leash at all times
  • Leashes may not exceed 8 feet

Service Animals are commonly found at the Sunport, and New Mexico State Law finds that “unrestrained animals constitute a danger to qualified service animals and public safety.” The rights of Service Animals and their handlers are supported by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990). It is unlawful for any person to:

  • Intentionally interfere with the use of a qualified service animal by harassing or obstructing the handler and/or Service Animal
  • Fail or refuse to control an unrestrained animal or to allow an animal to interfere with or obstruct the handler and/or Service Animal


Sunport Pet Relief Area Located Near

How can I file a noise complaint or track flights?

To file an aircraft noise complaint:

Please call the Noise Hotline at 505-842-2007. This hotline will prompt you to file and record your complaint. When filing a complaint please include the following:

  • Name, address, and phone number that you can be contacted during business hours
  • Date and time of occurrence
  • Nature/description of the disturbance
  • Description of aircraft if possible (i.e. helicopter, commercial airline, military, private aircraft, and any other distinguishing characteristics)

Flight Tracking

Aircraft typically arrive and depart heading into the wind. At the Sunport, winds tend to flow out of the east and west. Though flight paths in and out of the Sunport are fairly consistent, variations are to be expected based on air traffic, weather conditions, and overall safety.

The Sunport offers a web-based solution for tracking flights and filing noise complaints with the ability to view and track aircraft within the City of Albuquerque and surrounding areas in near real-time. The system provides information such as aircraft operations (arrival, departures, and overflights), aircraft ID and type, altitude, and speed.

Click the link below to submit a noise complaint or track flights via the online system. 

Track Flights & File Noise Complaints

How can I apply for a job at the airport?

You can apply for a job at Albuquerque International Sunport in these areas:

Interested in applying for a position with the Albuquerque International Sunport? Please visit the City of Albuquerque Employment Home Page.

You also can contact the airlines or any of our other tenants about jobs by visiting our Commercial Airlines and Shops and Restaurants pages. Phone numbers are listed on these pages for your convenience.

Many airlines also utilize contract staff for their operations. Please visit the following links for contract career opportunities:

What is the Sunport Smoking Policy?

Smoking is prohibited throughout the Albuquerque International Sunport, including restaurants and inside the terminal. Smoking is allowed in designated areas outside the terminal.

Is there a Mail and Package Drop at the Sunport?

For passenger convenience, a USPS mailbox and a FedEx envelope and package box are located outside the building on the east end of the ticketing level.

NOTE: Due to construction, the mail and package drops have temporarily relocated east of the Southwest skycaps.