RENOVATIONS AT THE ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL SUNPORT
Visitors to the Land of Enchantment will soon be able to experience a real taste of Albuquerque as soon as they deplane, thanks to an ambitious modernization project now underway at the Albuquerque International Sunport. The first phase of the renovation, the relocation of the TSA screening checkpoint north toward the escalators, will be completed in 2023, with the goal of making it “the most enviable TSA experience in the country,” says Manny Manriquez, Sunport Innovation and Commercial Development Manager. Future updates will include fresh local art installations, an open-plan food hall featuring eight local restaurants and a new “mini shopping mall” highlighting made-in-New Mexico products, as well as updated carpeting and seating throughout the Sunport.
NEW FLIGHTS TO AND FROM THE ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL SUNPORT
The Sunport is expanding its reach to a wide variety of national destinations in 2023. Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop flights between Kansas City and Albuquerque on April 11, 2023, and is increasing the number of daily flights to Houston (Hobby), Las Vegas, Phoenix and Southern California (including Los Angeles and San Diego).
EXPERIENCE 2023’S ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE AT THE ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA®
The countdown to the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is underway, with a very special astronomical twist in 2023. The world-renowned attraction is scheduled to occur Oct. 7-15, 2023—perfectly timed with 2023’s annular solar eclipse. The eclipse will take place during the tail end of the Mass Ascension on Oct. 14. Albuquerque will be in the eclipse’s direct path, making for prime viewing conditions.
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