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Alcides Fernandez Airport


Alcides Fernandez Airport is a commercial airport on the Caribbean coast of Colombia serving to town of Acandi. The airport is considered by residents of the town of Acandi to be an important link between that community and the rest of Colombia as well as neighboring Panama.

The airport was closed for some time during the early 2000s, as tourism to Acandi suffered a downturn. Acandi's mayor paid $30,000,000 Colombian pesos to enlarge the airport's runway and build better terminal facilities. The Colombian government paid a total of $1,500,000,000 Colombian pesos to aide in the renovation of the airport as part of Plan Colombia. In 2003, Colombian transportation minister Andres Uriel Gallego and Colombia's Civil Aeronautics minister Juan Carlos Velez re-opened the airport to public flights after renovation was completed.

Prior to its closing, the airport was served by Aerolinea de Antioquia and West Caribbean Airways, both of which flew 19 seat passenger aircraft to the airport. Currently, only Aerolinea de Antioquia has resumed service to Medellin, as West ceased operations.

Airlines and destinations

Aerolinea de Antioquia (Medellin)

External links

www.presidencia.gov.co


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