El Dorado International Airport Bogota Colombia
Bogota International Airport. Airport code: BOG
is also known as El Dorado International Airport located in Bogota, Colombia. This is the biggest airport in Latin America when it comes to cargo and is the fifth as far as passengers are concerned.
Bogota Airport’s passenger terminal was originally designed during the time of Gustavo Rojas Pinilla. It was in 1955 when the construction started, which lasted until the last part of 1959. It has replaced the old interim terminal and connected with the newly constructed airport that time.
For Copa Airlines and Avianca, this is their network’s primary flight hub. The airport is led by Operadora Aeroportuaria Internacional or Opain, the consortium made up of Colombian engineering firm or construction and the Swiss Flughafen Zurich AG. The airport is expected to be under Opain’s operation for the next two decades.
Economically and politically speaking, Bogota Airport is the chief Colombian airport, serving as the country’s main international gateway. It is handling both international and domestic flights coming to Bogota. It has a landing site of 6.9 km ˛ and is also the world’s third biggest landing site. Bogota Airport is located about 15 km to downtown’s western part.
The Airport is also enjoying its connection with Calle 26 or Avenida El Dorado, one of Bogota’s fastest roads. This road is running through Bogota in an east-west direction. Bogota Airport is connected to Transmilenio system as well.
Bogota Airport Contact
Tel: + 57 1 4251000
Aeronautica Civil, Apartado Aereo: 151755, Bogota, COLOMBIA
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