Albany, NY

Albany, NY

Served by Albany International Airport

Albany is the capital of New York and the seat of Albany County.  The city is situated on the Hudson River near the cities and suburbs of Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs.

Elite Airways flies in and out of the Albany International Airport (ALB). The airport is located on Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, NY.

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Airport Information

Albany International Airport was the first and oldest, municipal airport in the United States. Early pioneers of aviation that stopped at this early field include Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and James Doolittle. The airport is the major air center for the Capital Region and is located at the junction of Interstate Highways 90 and 87.

New York Capital City

Once a Dutch trading center, Albany is the oldest continuous settlement in the original 13 English colonies. The city was named after the Duke of York's Scottish title, "Duke of Albany" in 1664 when the English took control of the area.  Today it is now a vibrant city that is home to the inviting bars, breweries, eateries, museums, historic sites, shopping centers and much more. In Downtown Albany, visitors can enjoy historic attractions like the New York State Museum and the majestic New York State Capitol.


An “All-American City”

An “All-American City”

Albany is known for its rich history, commerce, culture, architecture, and institutions of higher education. The city won the All-America City Award in both 1991 and 2009. The city enjoys several U.S. ‘firsts’ including the very first passenger railroad in America, the first use of perforated toilet paper and the first celebration of Santa Claus going back prior to 1650. Four New York Governors residing in Albany were eventually elected President of the United States: Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Martin Van Buren.


Historical and Cultural Pursuits

Historical and Cultural Pursuits

The city has numerous museums, historical buildings, and historic districts. Albany’s New York State Museum, the New York State Library and the New York State Archives are all located at the south end of Empire State. Other attractions include the USS Slater museum ship, the Henry Hudson Planetarium and the Albany Institute of History and Art. The Mansion Historic District is home to popular entertainment destinations such as the Times Union Center and the Egg Performing Arts Center are located in the Mansion Neighborhood. 


The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Albany offers four seasons of recreational activities and beautiful parks and gardens – more than 60 public parks and recreation areas including Washington Park and Lincoln Park. The Albany Riverfront Park at the Corning Preserve has an 800-seat amphitheatre that hosts events. Visitors to the Albany area can also hit the Hudson River aboard Dutch Apple Cruises, zip through the wilderness at Mountain Ridge Adventure, hike the trails at the Albany Pine Bush, or kayak at Thompson Lake State Park.


The Heart of “Tech Valley”

The Heart of “Tech Valley”

Albany has been a center of higher education for over a century. The area’s economic growth is driven by state government, finance, health care and technology. Albany’s Capital District is a major anchor of Tech Valley the technologically-focused region of eastern New York State. Fortune 500 companies with offices in Albany include American Express, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, General Electric and Verizon.