Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport

Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport ( IATA : ALM , ICAO : KALM , FAA LID : ALM ) is a city-owned public-use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) southwest of the central business district of Alamogordo , a city in Otero County , New Mexico , United States . It was formerly known as Alamogordo Municipal Airport .

It is served by one commercial airline, with service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. New Mexico Airlines offers scheduled passenger service, with flights to El Paso and Albuquerque .

The airport installed an 8-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array in November 2008, using a $100,000 grant from the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources DepartmentThe system is estimated to save the airport $100 to $300 per month, and after 2012 when new buyback rate go into effect that amount may rise to $300 to $500 per month in electric costs savings

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Facilities and aircraft

Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport covers an area of 1,465 acres (593 ha ) at an elevation of 4,200 feet (1,280 m) above mean sea level . It has two runways : 3/21 is 7,006 by 150 feet (2,135 x 46 m) with an asphalt surface; 16/34 is 3,512 by 200 feet (1,070 x 61 m) with a dirt surface.

For the 12-month period ending March 31, 2009, the airport had 34,460 aircraft operations, an average of 94 per day: 93% general aviation , 5% air taxi , and 2% military . At that time there were 86 aircraft based at this airport: 88.4% single- engine , 1.2% multi-engine, 1.2% jet , 1.2% helicopter , 5.8% glider and 2.3% ultralight .

Airlines and destinations

New Mexico Airlines Albuquerque


  1. a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for ALM ( Form 5010). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
  2. Österreich, Elva K. (2009-01-30). "New deals take flight; N.M. Airlines offering lower rates". Alamogordo Daily News : p. 1A, 2A.
  3. Österreich, Elva K. (2008-12-17). "Alamogordo airport first to install solar support". Alamogordo Daily News : pp. 1A, 6A.

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