Albany International Airport

Albany International Airport
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Three flights out of Albany International Airport were affected by the global Delta Airlines computer problem, which had grounded all flights. Flights from Albany to Atlanta, Detroit and Minneapolis had been delayed, affecting about 220 passengers. Airport spokesman Doug Myers spoke with WAMC News around 8:15 a.m. Monday.

Per Albany International Airport:

Delta Air Lines operations at Albany International Airport have resumed.

Delta’s Albany-Detroit flight departed at 8:33 am.

Passengers are now boarding Delta’s Albany-Minneapolis flight.

Folk Modern

Oct 22, 2015

  Since 1998, Albany International Airport has distinguished itself within the Northeast, and throughout the United States as a beacon for the arts in the Capital Region. The Art & Culture Program has become a cornerstone for showcasing the breadth and quality of the arts throughout the Region and has made the Airport a busy hub not only for travel, but also for celebrating and learning about local culture.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Albany International Airport is receiving federal funding for an upgrade.

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko tuesday announced that Albany International Airport will receive nearly $4 Million dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for vital airport upgrades.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

A national airline is gearing up to add Albany International to the list of airports it serves.   Another feather in Senator Chuck Schumer's cap: about a month ago, the Democrat was at Albany Airport promoting the idea of convincing JetBlue to add Albany International to the list of airports it serves. On Monday, Schumer was back at the airfield waving a letter he received from the carrier.    "This letter says - JetBlue is starting service at last here in Albany, in 2015!"

Albany International Airport Storm Update

Feb 14, 2014

Albany International Airport received over 10 inches of snow during that last 10 hours.

The Airport's  Snow Team is working around the clock to keep Runway-1 open.

At 5:00 a.m., Runway-1 was closed for snow removal.

All flights scheduled to depart between 5:15 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. have been delayed and 10 have been cancelled.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Domestic fares at Albany are up 27 percent since 2008, and the number of passengers has fallen; many airlines have merged since the days Senator Schumer helped bring Southwest to the region. He believes now is the time to bring a new airline into the Albany mix.  "We're hoping that if Jet Blue were to come to Albany, they could add service to already popular routes. Routes like Washington, Orlando, South Florida or Tampa, and in doing so, connecting residents to more travel destinations."