El Dorado International Airport Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento

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El Dorado International Airport Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento

El Dorado International Airport is an international airport serving Bogotá, Colombia and its surrounding area. The airport is located mostly in the Fontibón district of Bogotá, although it partially extends into the Engativá district and the municipality of Funza in the Western Savanna Province of the Cundinamarca Department. It served over 35 million passengers in 2019 and 740,000 metric tons of cargo in 2018. This makes El Dorado the second busiest airport in South America in terms of passenger traffic and the busiest in terms of cargo traffic. El Dorado is also by far the busiest and most important airport in Colombia, accounting for just under half (49%) of the country’s air traffic.

El Dorado is a hub for the Colombian flag-carrier Avianca and subsidiares Avianca Express and Avianca Cargo; LATAM Colombia; Satena; Wingo; and a number of other cargo airlines. It is owned by the Government of Colombia and operated by Operadora Aeroportuaria Internacional (OPAIN), a consortium composed of Colombian construction and engineering firms, and the Swiss company Flughafen Zürich AG, the company that operates Zurich Airport. The airport has been named the best airport in South America by World Airport Awards. El Dorado received four-star certification from and its staff was rated the best in South America by Skytrax, as well as achieving 42nd place in Skytrax’s World’s Top 100 Airports in 2017.


El Dorado International Airport Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento
Ac. 26 ##103-9
  • +57 1 2662000