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Jose Maria Cordova International Airport

Jose Maria Cordova International Airport is the main airport serving the Colombian city of Medellin and its surrounding metropolitan area. The airport is located about 30 minutes from the urban area by the new Las Palmas express way, in the municipality of Rionegro. It is the second largest airport in Colombia after the El Dorado International Airport of Bogota in terms of infrastructure and the third in terms of passenger service.


The airport serves all major international and domestic routes in contrast to Olaya Herrera Airport which also serves the Medellin area with regional flights and airlines. Jose Maria Cordova is set for a major expansion which will include new international terminals and an expansion on the cargo terminal this is set to start next year according to the Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronautics. The airport is named after Jose Maria Cordova, a Colombian army general who was a native of Rionegro City.

Terminals, airlines and destinations

Cargo airlines


Florida West International Airways

Kalitta Air

Lineas Aereas Suramericanas

LAN Cargo



Polar Air Cargo

Tampa Cargo

Tradewinds Airlines

Accidents and incidents

On June 7, 2006, a Tradewinds Airlines Boeing 747-200F (registration N922FT) had an engine failure on takeoff at Jose Maria Cordova International Airport. The pilot aborted, but the plane overran the runway. None of the 6 on board were injured. The plane was substantially damaged. The event was captured on airport surveillance cameras- Watch Video Link to the accident report

See also


Olaya Herrera Airport

External links

Airplan - Website

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