Airport Division
Contact Info

Contact Info


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Los Alamos Airport 

The Los Alamos Airport was constructed in 1948 to support the Atomic Energy Commission’s military requirements at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. The airport first became available for public use by local aircraft owners in 1960. However, strict security was enforced and the airport would be closed to public use for indefinite periods when deemed necessary by the Department of Energy (DOE). In October 1996, Los Alamos County assumed operating control of the airport from the DOE.

The Department of Energy transferred the airport to the County on Oct. 30, 2008, during a special ceremony honoring U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, who was instrumental in establishing the land transfer process that eventually led to the transfer of the airport and surrounding land. Airport Services:

  • Aviation fuel (
  • Rental cars (Enterprise and National)
  • Transient tie-downs
  • Aviation mechanical services
  • Courtesy car
  • Free parking

Airport Information:

For Airport Aeronautical information please visit

Transportation to/from Los Alamos:

The airport offers a complementary crew car to pilots flying into Los Alamos. Please call the airport at (505) 662-8420 to inquire about its availability.

In addition, Atomic City Transit is the County's free public transit system - operating Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are designated bus routes and schedules serving Los Alamos and nearby White Rock. Route 2 serves the airport upon request. For times and routes: view Atomic City Transit Webpage or call (505) 661-RIDE.

Rental cars are available on-site through Enterprise/National rental car companies located in the airport's lobby: call (505) 662-1987 for reservations.

Rules and Regulations:

Airport Rules and Regulations

Minimum Standards:

Airport Minimum Standards 

Los Alamos Airport Master Plan:

Airport Master Plan was adopted by County Council on May 10, 2013.

Los Alamos County Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program:

Airport Goals for FY19-21

DBE Policy Statement