Day 47 Bogota Colombia El Dorado Airport / Aeropuerto el Dorado Bogota Colombia
Posted June 13, 2012on:
“El Dorado Luís Carlos Galán Sarmiento International Airport. BOGOTA, Colombia, shortened and mostly known as El Dorado Airport, is an international airport. It is ranked among the top 50 world’s busiest airports in terms of: passenger traffic (ranked third in Latin America with 20,427,603 passengers in 2011), cargo traffic (ranked first in Latin America (33th worldwide) with 648,221 metric tons in 2011) and traffic movements (ranked second in Latin America (45th worldwide) with 304,330 aircraft movements in 2011). As such it is the largest airport in Colombia and the main international and domestic air gateway in the country, serving as an important hub for Avianca (the national carrier of Colombia), and other cargo companies.
El Dorado is, politically and economically, the most important airport in Colombia and serves as the nation’s primary international gateway, accounting for 49% of the total air traffic in the country. It handles all domestic and international flights into Bogotá and boasts the world’s third largest 6.9 square kilometres (1,700 acres) of land. El Dorado is located about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of the city center; Avenida El Dorado (26 street), one of the fastest highways in Bogotá, provides passengers access to downtown.”