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El Dorado International Airport
 10/12/1959
 2548 masl / 8360 ft
 Bogotá D.C., Colombia
 16 °C
 2x 3800x45m / 13L-31R / 13R-31L

The construction of the Eldorado International Airport in the 1950s represented a stage of modernization and development of the country. It was the middle of the 20th century and a modern air terminal with a projection to the world was required: Eldorado was born, devised by General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (civil engineer by profession) who planned a mega work designed to serve for years and in a sustained manner, the growth of air transport in the country. Such was the projection of Rojas Pinilla, that until very recently the product of his idea was able to withstand the large passenger and cargo traffic of this 'door of South America' for air traffic. The remodeling works began in 2011 and ended in 2018. They involved a complete reconstruction of the airport, including new cargo terminal, new international terminal, new national terminals, new control tower, and the remodeling of the Puente Aéreo Terminal, until the year of completion of the works, exclusive to Avianca.

Jose Maria Cordova International Airport
 30/06/1985
 2142 masl / 7027 ft
 Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia
 25 °C
 1x 3440x45m / 01-19

It was inaugurated on June 30, 1985 by President Belisario Betancur and the then director of Aerocivil, Juan Guillermo Penagos Estrada. In this initial period, the airport had a lot of movement of cargo and passengers, since operations from the Olaya Herrera were reduced to almost zero (Today both airports have a lot of traffic, with the number of destinations and operations being greater than those of the Olaya Herrera). Between 2015 and 2017, the national terminal underwent a substantial expansion. Around the same time, Avianca carried out the construction of its new MRO.

Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport
 24/07/1971
 962 masl / 3162 ft
 Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
 33 °C
 1x 3000x45m / 02-20

The history of the new airport is directly linked to the 1971 Pan American Games, which were held in Cali. The infrastructure needed to host an event of this magnitude caused both local and national government agencies to expand their horizons and commit to building the long-awaited and much-needed facility. In June 1989, local authorities changed the name of the airport to "Alfonso Bonilla Aragón", a local civic leader and journalist who played a prominent role in the approval and construction of the airport. This decision was very unpopular with the people of Cali, and there were serious efforts made to reverse the decision. Between 2015 and 2017 the new international terminal was built, in addition to the remodeling of the national terminal.

Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport
 07/04/1981
 31 masl / 101 ft
 Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
 33 °C
 1x 3001x45m / 05-23

Without a doubt, the Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport is one of the most important airports in the history of aviation in Colombia. It was there that the pioneering airline SCADTA, today Avianca, began its operations in its Junkers F-13 hydroplanes with mail cargo to the interior of the country in a further attempt to connect the Caribbean coast with the capital of the republic. Over the years, the Barranquilla airport would take second place until its reopening in 1981 by the President of the Republic Julio César Turbay Ayala. Between 2015 and 2020, remodeling work was carried out on the entire terminal.

Palonegro International Airport
 28/07/1974
 1189 masl / 3902 ft
 Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
 28 °C
 1x 2309x45m / 17-35

The place that the airport occupies today was the scene of one of the bloodiest battles of the Thousand Days War, the Battle of Palonegro in 1900. The works began in 1969 on the hill of the same name to replace the old Gómez Niño Airport located on the Bucaramanga plateau. During the construction, numerous war artifacts and bodies were found and exhibited for a time in the terminal. The work earned a National Engineering Award in 1974, the year it was inaugurated by President Misael Pastrana. The inaugural flight was made in an Avianca Boeing 727 under the command of Captain Álvaro Barrera Gómez. Between 2013 and 2018, the airport underwent two consecutive expansions, in which the terminal area was tripled, the apron area was doubled, boarding bridges were implemented, new taxiways were built and a structural reinforcement was made to the control tower.

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