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El Paso International Airport (ELP) is the gateway to West Texas, Southern New Mexico and Northern Mexico providing the region with airline passenger services, air cargo, and general aviation services. The Airport is located 6 miles east of downtown El Paso and 1.7 miles north of Interstate10 Exit 25 (Airway Blvd).

In 2015, over 2.7 million passengers passed through the El Paso International Airport. Today, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United offer nonstop service to 14 cities with connecting flights to all over the world.

El Paso, Texas a place where two countries (U.S. and Mexico) and three states (Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua, Mexico) meet to create North America's largest border community. This dynamic borderplex is the premier site for the flourishing international commerce that links the United States and Mexico.

El Paso is home to the border's largest cargo facility and is emerging as the border's most centralized intermodal hub. We have developed our Air Cargo facilities in a coherent, logical fashion with the final objective to create a fully integrated transportation center, second to none on the U.S.-Mexico border. This development included two 144,000 square foot Air Cargo buildings, over 34 acres of aircraft parking and 6.4 miles of roadways. This $60,000,000 investment has resulted in the largest and most modern air cargo complex on the U.S. Mexico border. This economic magnet provides a strong statement to business that El Paso is the premiere site for emerging U.S. - Mexico commerce. The Butterfield Trail Air Cargo Facility facilitates border trade and associated economic development. Foreign Trade Zone No. 68 is an integral part of border trade, helping companies improve their competitive position in the global market economy, allowing U.S.-based companies to defer, reduce or even eliminate customs duties on products admitted to the zone.

El Paso International Airport is one of the nation's leading airports in pioneering non-aeronautical land development, supporting over 200 commercial businesses and industrial operations within the Airport's Butterfield Trail Industrial Park, Butterfield Trail Air Cargo Center and other sites adjacent to the airport. Butterfield Trail Golf Club and Lone Star Golf Club are included within more than 900 acres of fully developed industrial and retail property supporting light manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and transportation operations, as well as call centers, hotels, retail, and restaurants.

The Global Reach Science & Technology Park offers 150-acre property is located east of Global Reach Drive and south of George Perry Drive. This development will complement existing industrial development and nearby cargo facilities. This new unit provides much needed industrial capacity at the airport complex, as well as commercial and retail opportunities, with the ability to serve the nearby expansion of U.S. Army military installation Fort Bliss. Defense industry contractors can gain additional competitive advantage through this unique location; the site can also offer secured entrances.

The Southern Industrial Park is located adjacent to El Paso International Airport and encompasses nearly 220 acres of land for industrial and commercial uses. This area accommodates hotels, offices, businesses and warehouses all within 2 miles from the Terminal building.

The El Paso International Airport is served by Atlantic Aviation a full service Fixed Based Operator (FBO) that offers maintenance, fuel sales, tie down/hangar storage, flight instruction, and charter services.

Transportation has been a consistent and important thread woven throughout El Paso's rich history. From the Camino Real (Royal Road) which connected Mexico City and Santa Fe, to the Butterfield Trail, a major stagecoach passage from St. Louis to San Francisco, El Paso has always been a major transportation center.

El Paso is also on the cutting edge of the future by serving as the home of NASA's Johnson Space Center Forward Operating Location which was a training center for astronauts during the Shuttle missions. Astronauts practiced landings on simulated shuttle aircraft and were performed on a daily basis as preparation for flying and returning from space. Today the Forward Operating Location serves as a maintenance facility for NASA's T-38 trainer jet aircraft and the home of the Super Guppy Transport aircraft, the last remaining operational aircraft of its kind.

Photographer Ralph Kelly
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