El Paso International Airport

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About El Paso International Airport

El Paso International Airport (ELP) is an international airport located in El Paso, Texas. In 2018, the airport handled 3,260,556 passengers and 86,016 aircraft operations, making it the largest civil airport in West Texas and southern New Mexico.

The airport was first built in 1929 where it was named Standard Airport and was used for transcontinental airmail services. The airport was named to its current form in 1936, where it became El Paso International Airport.

El Paso International Airport Location

The airport is located 6km northeast of downtown El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, as seen in the map below:

Facilities

The airport itself covers 6,670 acres of ground. There is a small but good variety of things to do and see at the airport, as detailed in the facilities below.

Facilities Include:

Free WiFi

Art at the Airport (rotating art exhibit)

ATMs

Nursing Rooms

Food concessions

Shoeshine

Shops and boutiques

Newsstands

Designated smoking areas

Lounges Include:

USO Lounge: There is a USA Lounge at this airport which is available for active members of the military and their families. The lounge includes snacks and beverages, computers and WiFi, TVs and lounge chairs and newspapers and magazines.

Runways

Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
4/22 3,664 12,020 Asphalt
8R/26L 2,751 9,025 Asphalt
8L/26R 1,676 5,499 Asphalt

Terminals

The Main Terminal

There is only one terminal at this airport which is small with two levels and two concourses (East and West). Gates A1-A4 are found in the West Concourse, with Gates B1-B11 being located in the East Concourse, making 15 total gates in the airport. The upper level of the terminal contains all the gates, with the lower level containing ticketing, baggage claim, car rental companies and the main entrance.

Airlines that fly to El Paso International Airport

Alaska Airlines Allegiant Air American Airlines
American Eagle Delta Air Lines Frontier Airlines
Southwest Airlines United Airlines United Express

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic Destinations

The table below summarises the busiest domestic routes from ELP for the July 2018 - June 2019 period. The airport serves mainly domestic destinations.

Rank Airport Passengers Airlines
1 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 296,000 American
2 Phoenix-Sky Harbour, Arizona 232,000 American, Southwest
3 Dallas-Love, Texas 151,000 Southwest
4 Los Angeles, California 122,000 American, Southwest
5 Houston-Hobby, Texas 117,000 Southwest
6 Atlanta, Georgia 116,000 Delta
7 Houston-Intercontinental, Texas 113,000 United
8 Denver, Colorado 112,000 Frontier, Southwest, United
9 Chicago-O'Hare, Illinois 98,000 American, Frontier, United
10 Las Vegas, Nevada 97,000 Allegiant, Southwest

 

How to get to El Paso International Airport

 

By Road

You can access the airport via Convair Road, which has 4 lanes. The two left lanes are for commercial vehicles, and the two right lanes can be used to pick up and drop. off passengers.

By Public Transport

There are local bus services (Routes 33 and 50) which serve the El Paso Airport and the local area.

By Rental Car

You can hire cars from car rental companies such as Budget, Dollar, National, Thrifty and Avis.