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Medellin Colombia Air Travel
Airline Travel to Medellin Colombia
Jose Maria Cordova Intnl Airport- MDE
The predominant domestic carriers in Medellin Colombia are ADA Avianca, Aero Republica , and Aires. They have well maintained fleets (subject to FAA guidelines) and regular service to major towns and cities in Colombia. The major Colombian airports have been certified as "Highly Safe" by international organizations.
You will find traveling within Colombia to be quite affordable and there are always travel specials and deals offered by the airlines.
ADZ: San Andrés
SMR: Santa Marta
Major route flying times from Bogotá: Cali & Medellín (40 min.), Cartagena (1 hr.), San Andrés (1 hr. 40 min.)
You will need to call Avianca and inquire about their 3 and 5 city Colombia pass offer. If you would like to visit several cities when visiting Colombia, this is the way to do it. About $80 to $100 per city more than the normal RT ticket price.
In Medellin, most domestic flights use the Olaya Herrera Airport although several domestic flights also originate out of the Jose Maria Cordova International Airport. Best if you can schedule your flight out of the domestic airport and save the 45 minute drive to Cordova in Rio Negro.
Jose Maria Cordova Airport:
Location: 30 km/19 miles S.E. of the city in Rio Negro.
One Way Taxi Fare is about 60,000 Colombian Pesos U.S.$35.
It is a forty five minute ride to the city on a very scenic and mostly well lit roadway. There are occasional rock slides and accidents so give yourself extra time for the trip. Slow moving trucks can also delay traffic.
Frequent mini buses operate from the airport to the corner of Carrera 50A and Calle 53 in El Centro and to San Diego Mall. Not advised at night time. U.S.$5. Trip takes approximately 45 minutes.
Airport Departure Tax is $35.00 USD (or equivalent in Pesos) without exemption, for stays up to 2 months. Many airlines include this tax in their ticket prices.
U.S.$46 for longer periods.(or equivalent in Pesos) with exemption.
Domestic Departure Tax U.S.$5. Payable in pesos or dollars.
Credit cards not accepted. You may not mix pesos and dollars. One or the other.
Medellin Airport, Colombia, Dep. Administrativo de Aeronautica Civil, Medellin.
Tel: +57 (09) 4 601212
Fax: +57 (09) 4 603804
Herrera Airport Info:
The Olaya Herrera Domestic Airport is located in the center of Medellin, about 2Km West of the Poblado Metro Station and 7Km from downtown. Hours of operation from 6AM in the morning until 6PM at night. The airport has good ground access. It is modern, clean and functional and has good security. All airline, travel and car rental companies are conveniently located on the main floor.
Calle 53, No. 45 112,
Tel (Int'l): 513 5050, Tel (Domestic): 5115100
Avianca is the National Airlines of Colombia
It was the First Airlines of the Americas and
the second in the world behind British Airways.
Cra. 43A, No. 34 95, Local 211,
381 4546 At airport: 562 4200
Daily flights to and from Miami
Cra. 43A, No. 34 95, Local 211,
Daily flights between Panama City Panama
Cl 5 A 39 141 352 4400
Daily flights to most large Colombian cities and Panama
Cr 65A 13 157 Int 213
(57) (4) 3545051,(57) (4) 3619911
Reservations in Bogota: 294.0300
PBX in Bogota: 423.8530
Reservations center: 01900 331.7100
ADA-AEROLINEAS DE ANTIOQUIA:
Cl 6 65E 49 hangar 7
Reservas 255 99 99 Medellín
Línea Gratuita Nacional 01 - 8000 41 2525
Oficinas:361 73 29
Aerolinea de Antioquia S.A.
Cl 10 35-32
Cr66b 3 A 76 Int 249
Cr 43A 14 109 Of 511
(57) (4) 3126699
Brazilian Airlines flying to many Latin American routes.
Cl 9 43 A 31 Of 212
(57) (4) 3118512
Most other International carriers require a stop in Bogota.
It is best if you can get a direct flight to Medellin to avoid the long lines and delays of clearing customs and immigration in Bogota
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From the U.S. there are several major cities with direct flights to Medellin.
• Miami (3 hours direct) • New York (8 hours direct) and 1 stop from Atlanta on Delta, Fort Lauderdale 3 hours Direct Jet Blue.
The major airlines are: • Avianca • American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, Jet Blue and more adding Col. Destinations every month!
From Europe there are two major cities that offer service to Medellin via Bogota.
• Madrid • Paris
The major airlines are: • Iberia • Air France • KLM
Iberia tends to be less expensive so getting to Madrid and flying to Bogota is a good route to check.
Air France also has service to Bogota.
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Spirit Airlines: We no longer recommend Spirit Airlines due to their terrible service and insane pricing policies.
Jet Blue is now our provider of choice
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Viva Colombia now offering flights to and from Miami daily.