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For Pilots

Las Cruces International Airport is located 46 miles northeast of El Paso International Airport and is an excellent alternative for general aviation aircraft and corporate travel to the Las Cruces area. An average of 350 days of sunshine each year and mild climate year round makes LRU an ideal airport for many aviation uses.

Las Cruces International Airport is continually improving its facilities to better serve pilots, passengers and local residents.

Las Cruces International Airport provides essential aviation services such as:

  • Fuel service, aircraft parking and pilot services.
  • Tie downs, shades aircraft parking and free passenger vehicle parking
  • Overnight and short term hangar rental
  • Several local rental car agencies and hotels will pick you up at airport.
  • Pilot and passenger lounge in the airport terminal building
Pilot Resources:

Airport Services

If your business provides service to pilots or passengers using the Las Cruces International Airport, please submit your business information here. Include Business Name, service, and contact information.

Airport Facility Information:

  • Airport Hours: Open 24 hours per day
  • Airport Office: 575-541-2471
  • Terminal Office Hours: 7:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday
  • FAA Identifier: LRU
  • Lat/Long:
    • 32-17-21.9000N / 106-55-19.1000W

      32-17.365000N / 106-55.318333W

      32.2894167 / -106.9219722 (estimated)
  • Elevation: 4457 ft. / 1358.5 m (surveyed)
  • Runway Length:
    • RUNWAY 12/30: 7506’ x 100’, Grooved concrete, ILS
    • Weight bearing capacity: single wheel-70.0 double wheel – 120.0
    • RUNWAY 4/22: 7,501’ by 106’, asphalt
    • Weight bearing capacity: 30.0
    • RUNWAY 8/26: 6,069’ by 100’, asphalt
    • Weight bearing capacity: single wheel-70.0 double wheel – 120.0