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El Paso AirportEl Paso International Airport, 6701 Convair Rd, El Paso, TX 79925, USA
Facts and History about El Paso Airport
El Paso International Airport is the largest civil airport of West Texas, USA. It sits approximately 7.5 mi/12 km northeast of downtown El Paso, Texas and it serves El Paso as well as Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
The airport that is El Paso International Airport was built as Standard Airport, by Standard Airlines, in 1929 for the purposes of transcontinental air mail service. Standard Airlines became a part of American Airlines in the 1930s and in 1936 there was an “airport swap” with the City of El Paso and the airport became El Paso International Airport.
The airport was a United States Army Air Forces training base, called El Paso Army Airfield, during World War II.
In 1971 the airport was extended to triple its former size and a new structure for ticketing and baggage claim was built in front of the old terminal while two concourses were built behind it, making the old terminal the center of the building.
El Paso International has the IATA code ELP and the ICAO code KELP. It is still owned by the City of El Paso and it is operated by El Paso Aviation Department.
It has three runways, all with an asphalt surface, of 12,080 ft/3,664 m, 9,025 ft/2,751 m, and 5,499 ft/1,670 m respectively in length.
El Paso International Airport saw 3,516,911 passengers move through it in 2019, which dropped to 1,491,148 passengers in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The airport’s single terminal building is on two levels. The lower level houses Baggage Claim and Ticketing/Check-in counters as well as the main, or central, terminal section while the upper level takes care of all the departures. The terminal building has two concourses. Concourse A is also known as the West Concourse and it houses Gates A1-A4 and it serves only American Airlines. Concourse B is also known as the East Concourse and it houses Gates B1-B11 and it’s where all other airlines handle their flights.
Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at El Paso International Airport
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Transfers at El Paso International Airport
Before proceeding to locate the option of transfer from the airport, please remember to collect your entire luggage from the Baggage Claim area.
Rental Cars – Rental cars are a great way to move about in the area, this is Texas and distances may be longer than expected. The car rental companies at El Paso Airport can be found on the lower level in the Baggage Claim area.
Buses – Public transportation buses is provided by Sun Metro and there are two routes connecting the airport with downtown El Paso, Routes 33 and 50. The two routes take different ways and stop at different locations along the way. The journey takes around 40 minutes one way. More information about buses at El Paso Airport.
Taxis – Taxi ranks are located outside the terminal, in the Ground Transportation area, and all taxis that serve the airport have permits from the City of El Paso to do so. Taxis are metered and the journey to downtown El Paso will cost around $30 and take around 15 minutes. It is also possible to take a taxi to Ciudad Juarez on the other side of the Mexican border, provided all documents are in order, of course. More details about taxis at El Paso Airport.
Hotel Shuttles – Some hotels offer airport shuttle services to their guests, some complimentary, others at an additional charge, for convenient transfer between the airport and the hotel. These are requested by the traveler through the hotel. A courtesy hotel shuttle phone can be found in the Baggage Claim area. Need to book a hotel? See a selection of hotels near El Paso Airport.
Commercial Shuttles – Commercial Shuttle companies with permits may collect customers from the airport. These are privately arranged by the traveler beforehand. See more about private transfers at El Paso Airport.
Greyhound Buses – The closest Greyhound station can be found in downtown El Paso.
Trains – The nearest train station is located in downtown El Paso. It is served by Amtrak as well as other rail travel providers. More details about train services near El Paso Airport.
Drop Off and Pick Up at El Paso International Airport
It is allowed to drop off and pick up travelers and their luggage on curbside outside the terminal, but it is not allowed to park here or to leave the vehicle unattended.
Parking at El Paso International Airport
El Paso Airport offers both short-term and long-term parking to their visitors. The first 10 minutes are free of charge.
The short-term parking lot is located right opposite the airport’s single terminal and has more than 800 parking spaces, including more than 20 spaced dedicated to premium reserved parking. The two long-term lots are located next to the terminal with complimentary shuttles offering transfer to and from the terminal.
Cell Phone Lots are available near the terminal for greeters who do not wish to park their vehicle while waiting for the traveler to arrive. Once the traveler is ready to be collected on curbside they can let the greeter know and they will be in place for collection within a couple of minutes.
Services and Amenities at El Paso International Airport
The airport has a variety of different services and amenities available in the airport’s terminal.
WiFi at El Paso International Airport
Free WiFi is provided in all areas of the airport.
Smoking at El Paso International Airport
Smoking is prohibited inside the airport, but is allowed in dedicated smoking areas outside the terminal.
Pet Relief Areas at El Paso International Airport
Areas where service animals and traveling pets can relieve themselves can be found outside the terminal in the short-term parking lot and in Concourse B.
ATMs at El Paso International Airport
Cash machines are located in various locations throughout the terminal and the concourses.
Currency Exchange at El Paso International Airport
A currency exchange booth is situated in the main terminal on lower level.
Special Needs Restrooms at El Paso International Airport
Restrooms for persons with special needs are located in the main terminal and in Concourse B.
USO Lounge at El Paso International Airport
The airport’s USO Lounge is located in Concourse B.
Shopping at El Paso International Airport
Food and Beverage at El Paso International Airport
A few establishments are located in the main terminal, and there is a food court located in Concourse B.
Nursing Rooms at El Paso International Airport
Two nursing rooms can be found in the terminal, one in the main area and one in Concourse B.
Public Art at El Paso International Airport
Murals, monuments and other types of art are located in various areas of the terminal.
Arrival Lounge at El Paso International Airport
The arrival lounge is also known as the Meeter/Greeter area and it is located behind the main terminal on the lower level.
Lost and Found at El Paso International Airport
The airport Lost and Found office is operated by the El Paso Police Department. It is located in the Arrival Lounge. This is where to turn to if an item is lost at the airport, except for items lost at the TSA control points or during boarding.
Closest International Airport to El Paso International Airport
In the USA the closest international airport is Albuquerque International Sunport, New Mexico’s main airport, located 272 mi/437 km away.
Things to do in El Paso
There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in El Paso, Texas in the United States of America.
El Paso International Airport Contacts
Address: El Paso International Airport, 6701 Convair Rd, El Paso, TX 79925, USA
General Phone: +1 915-212-0330
Lost and Found Phone: +1 915-212-0330
Official Website: http://www.elpasointernationalairport.com/
Drive on: Right
Plug: A, B
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