The City of Albuquerque has issued a Request for Proposals pertaining to the construction of a new air cargo facility on the 2,500-acre site of the Albuquerque International Sunport.
More specifically, the RFP is seeking architectural consultants for a project that could see the building of a 100,000 square foot structure housing both warehouse and office space.
What is expected to ultimately be a $20 million construction project will also see the building of a parking lot, truck docks, an access road to the new facility, a facility entrance and exit, and security access points.
The idea of expanding the Sunport’s air cargo facilities have been talked about for several years by city officials who say the airport’s air cargo services are a vital revenue-generator.
Dedicated air cargo operators, it is noted in the Sunport’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan Executive Summary published in 2018, “utilize facilities located in the far southwest portion of the Sunport,” in an area that also includes a 52,000 square foot main air cargo building.
Cargo airlines currently operating at the Sunport include Ameriflight, Empire Airlines, FedEx Express, and UPS Airlines.
The RFP has a submission deadline of July 23.
By Garry Boulard
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