Las Cruces International Airport


The Las Cruces International Airport (LRU) is a thriving general aviation airport located right off Interstate 10 on the West Mesa about 8 miles from downtown Las Cruces. The airport has three runways (including a precision instrument approach), a full-service FBO, ample tie-down space, and plenty of room to grow.

LRU is an ideal location for general aviation and corporate aviation in addition to Unmanned Aerial  activity including testing and system development.  If you are looking for scheduled passenger airline service, El Paso International Airport is just a 45-minute drive south from downtown Las Cruces. 

News and Announcements

  • Training Air Wing 4 from Corpus Christi, Texas will be conducting flight training Monday through Saturday from sunrise to sunset.  Flight training commences on Saturday, January 4, 2014 and continues through mid-March, 2014.  Training Air Wing 4 brings almost 100 personnel to Las Cruces with 25 T-34 aircraft.  Please see the 2014 Course Rules - please note that the military pilots with the flight training will be flying a right pattern and the US Navy will be monitoring all radio frequencies.  For more information, please contact the Airport Manager's office at 575-541-2471 or by email at

  • Restaurant/Office space available for sale or lease.  The City of Las Cruces is accepting offers for the purchase of the 9,300 sq ft commercial building located at 8960 Zia Boulevard.  This facility was constructed in 1988 to house the North American Institute of Aviation and has since been used to house a FBO.  The space includes public lobby and dining space, 4500 sq ft of office spaces, and a 600 sq ft kitchen space.  Contact the city airport office for more information.
  • Airport Advisory Board meetings are open to the public.  The Airport Advisory Board consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The Board reviews airport activity and makes recommendations to City Council on leases and issues related to the operation of the airport.  Airport Advisory Board meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm in the lobby of the airport terminal building (8990 Zia Boulevard).
  • Fire Station #7 under construction.  Las Cruces' newest Fire Station will be located at the intersection of Crawford Blvd. and Zia Blvd. on property adjacent to the Las Cruces International Airport. Station 7 will serve the airport, the West Mesa Industrial Park and portions of Interstate-10. The addition of Fire Station #7 will have a direct, positive impact on the insurance rating for that service area as well as the City as a whole. An application for a SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire &  Emergency Response) grant for nine personnel to staff the station has been submitted.