Rutas aéreas internacionales de Medellín

Starting in November, Orlando (United States) and Cancun (Mexico) join the international air routes that bring Medellín closer to the world and strengthen bilateral tourism.

The city already has 22 national and 12 international air routes.

“Greater air connectivity increases competitiveness, generates trade and tourism, which translates into economic development. Strengthen our air connectivity and making the city increasingly attractive, should be a constant work of both the public and private sectors,” said Maria Fernanda Galeano Rojo, Secretary of Economic Development of Medellín

Spirit and Aero Mexico are the two airlines that rely on Medellín as an attractive destination for travelers.

“Facilitating the operational conditions for the connection between countries is a very important issue reflected in the arrival of new air routes. This has been achieved thanks to the investments of the national government amounting to 425 billion pesos in the transformation, expansion, and modernization of the airport. Thus, generating more spaces for customers and passengers,” highlights Sara Ramírez Restrepo, General Manager of Airplan.

According to the Civil Aeronautics, in the last ten years, the number of international routes has doubled in Colombia with an increase of 168.4% in the number of passengers. The latest report of Sectoral Studies of the entity indicates that between January and September of 2018, air transport mobilized 27 million 600 thousand passengers, 2.7% more compared to the 26 million 915 thousand users transported in 2017.

According to figures from SITUR, between January and September of 2018 compared to 2016, the growth of travelers has been:

Medellín to Mexico: 31.49%
Mexico to Medellín: 20.44%
The United States to Medellín: 20.52%

Thanks to this commitment of the two airlines, the Mexican Caribbean, the center of Florida, and Medellín, will be just a flight away. This translates in decreasing both time and costs in travel and favors people, cultures, and trade.

Information about the new air routes:

Since November 9, Spirit began operations to/from Orlando, Florida to José María Córdova Airport, operated by Airplan SAS. Airbus A-319 aircraft with capacity for 145 passengers, will travel in two weekly frequencies on Mondays and Fridays.

As of November 17 and on board of Aero Mexico’s Embraer 190, with a capacity for 99 passengers, people can travel between Cancun and Medellín with two weekly trips, on Saturdays and Sundays.

José María Córdova Airport, operated by Airplan SAS:
In 2017, 7,450,000 national and international passengers were mobilized at José María Córdova Airport, is the second airport in passenger mobilization after El Dorado Airport.

The international passenger terminal was expanded by 3,900 m2 and has three new positions for aircraft parking in this area. The capacity of the Airport has increased to 17 platform positions, new commercial and handling facilities were enabled for the service of the airlines.


Written by: Medellín Mayor’s Office

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