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José María Córdova International Airport is the main airport serving the Colombianmarker city of Medellínmarker and its surrounding metropolitan area. The airport is located about 30 minutes from the urban area by the new Las Palmas express way, in the municipality of Rionegromarker. It is the second largest airport in Colombia after the El Dorado International Airportmarker of Bogotámarker in terms of infrastructure and the third in terms of passenger service.


The airport serves all major international and domestic routes in contrast to Olaya Herrera Airportmarker which also serves the Medellín area with regional flights and airlines. José María Córdova is set for a major expansion which will include new international terminals and an expansion on the cargo terminal this is set to start next year according to the Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronauticsmarker. The airport is named after José María Córdova, a Colombian army general who was a native of Ríonegro City.

Terminals, airlines and destinations

José María Córdova International Airport

Cargo airlines

Accidents and incidents

On June 7, 2006, a Tradewinds Airlines Boeing 747-200F (registration N922FT) had an engine failure on takeoff at José María Córdova International Airport. The pilot aborted, but the plane overran the runway. None of the 6 on board were injured. The plane was substantially damaged. The event was captured on airport surveillance cameras- Watch Video Link to the accident report

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External links

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