Port Infrastructure
Air transportation
Ernesto Cortissoz International airports is considered one of the main national airports regarding international cargo movement. It´s located in the municipality of Soledad at an elevation of 29 m above sea level and a distance of 12 km from Barranquilla. Its strategic location between North and South America makes it a forced intersection of the air routes between these two parts of the continent.

Its runway has a length of 3,000 m and a width of 45 m. It also has a taxiway parallel to the track that reaches both heads, which have a width of 22.5 m.

The airport actually has three platforms for aircraft parking: one is destined for commercial passenger aircrafts, another is destined for cargo aircrafts and another is a Military Base. The platform for commercial passenger aircraft is located in front of the Passenger Terminal Building and has 16 parking spaces. The loading platform is located north of the building, in close proximity to the header 23.
For the transport of passengers, all air carriers located in the passenger terminal undertake trips to most cities of the country. Bogotá, Medellin, Cali, Bucaramanga, Cucuta, Monteria, San Andrés and Valledupar.on the other hand are among the destinations with most passenger flow. It also covers international routes to cities like Miami, Panama City, curacao The principal Airlines companies are Avianca, Copa Airlines, American Airlines, Insel Air Easyfly, Satena, United Airlines and Fast Colombia SAS (Viva Colombia) are among the main companies that provide this sevice.

In regard to the movement of domestic and international passengers at the Airport Ernesto Cortissoz, in the period 2005-2014, it grew by 94%. Passenger movement in Ernesto Cortissoz Airport in 2014 was of 2.377.862 passengers.
Passenger movement Ernesto Cortissoz airport 2004 - 2014
Source: ACSA. Elaborated by Fundesarrollo.
The terminal is located to the northeast of the Passenger Terminal and has a built area of 9,000 Mt ². It has a loading platform, which can house up to two aircraft simultaneously, depending on their size. The current use rate does not exceed 30%, which increases operation 24 hours a day.
Airport cargo movement 2005 - 2014
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