Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport
Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport is located from Barranquilla, the capital of the Atlantico department in Colombia. It is located in the municipality of Soledad, about south of the city of Barranquilla. The airport owes its name to one of the pioneers of Colombian aviation, Ernesto Cortissoz.
This airport works as the international HUB for AIRES, and as a focus city for Avianca. It is capable of accepting widebodied aircraft such as the Boeing 747, Boeing 767, and Airbus A340. It is the most important airport in terms of infrastructure in the northern part of the country and the first in terms of cargo movements.
The airport resides at an elevation of above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 05/23 with a concrete surface measuring .
Terminals, airlines and destinations
On March 17, 1995, An Intercontinental DC-9 was destroyed by fire while it was parked in the apron, no one was on the plane.
On November 19, 2006, A DC-10 operated by Cielos Airlines overran the runway while landing in bad weather, All 6 crew were injured.
On November 21, 2006, Avianca Flight 9522 was outbound from Bogota also overran the runway. All 135 people survived.
On August 23, 2008, Aires Flight 0051 was outbound from Curacao overran the runway because a problem with a landing gear. All 25 people survived.
Aeropuerto Internacional Ernesto Cortissoz, official web site
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