El Paso International Airport ( FAA LID: ELP IATA: ELP ICAO: KELP), located in El Paso County, Texas, four miles (6 km) northeast of downtown El Paso. ELP is the largest civil Airport in New Mexico and West Texas, and The airport served 3,516,911 passengers in 2019. El Paso International Airport (ELP) is the main gateway to West Texas, Southern, and Northern Mexico. The airport provides airline passenger services, air cargo, and general aviation services.
El Paso International airport houses seven leading airlines along with 14 non-stop destinations. They are
Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, Delta Airlines,
Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier Airlines.
El Paso International Airport its 85th anniversary celebrated in September 2013. Throughout El Paso's rich history, transportation has been a relevant thread. El Paso has always been a critical transportation center. After Charles A. Lindbergh's visit on September 24, 1927, the El Paso Aero club began drawing plans for a municipal airport, The creation of the airport was encouraged by Charles A. Lindberg. El Paso International airport has always been a leading edge of the latest aviation technology during its eighty-five years of operation. El Paso international airport had a 130-foot air traffic control tower in 1968. El Paso airport was a training center for astronauts during the Shuttle missions. Astronauts practiced landing on simulated shuttle aircraft, and it was preparation for flying and returning from space.