Medellin Airport (MDE)

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Medellin Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (IATA: MDE, ICAO: SKRG), formerly known as Rionegro Airport, is the second busiest passenger airport in Colombia after El Dorado International Airport of Bogotá and the main airport in western Colombia. It is located in Rionegro, at 29 km of the city of Medellin. It is the main hub for the low-cost carrier Viva Colombia.



Medellin Airport is the second busiest airport in Colombia.

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About the name: The airport was named in honor to José María Córdova, who played an important role in the Colombian Armed Forces so as in the history of Colombia.

Top 10 international destinations from Medellin Airport are Panamá. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Madrid, Mexico City, New York, Lima, Willemstad, Oranjestad and San Salvador.  

Medellin Airport registered a total flow of 6,903,820 passengers in 2015.

Terminal Information

Medellin Airport has a three level passenger terminal, which serves both domestic and international flights into two separated areas from east to west. It has a round shaped structure, where airport services and both arrivals and departures are in the inner section while the boarding gates in the second level are in the external section. See the level distribution below:


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Facilities and Services

Medellin Airport offers the following services to passengers:


The following means of transport are available at Medellin Airport to get to the city centre:


Bus: Ride the Airport Bus to get to Medellin city centre safe and sound.

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Taxi: Get to Medellin downtown within 45 minutes.

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Car rental: Hire a car through our search engine or in the first level of the terminal building.

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Contact information:

Find above several contact information regarding Medellin Airport:


Rionegro, Antiochia, 


Phone: +574 444 28 18

About Medellin

Medellin is the capital city of the department of Antioquia and the second largest city in Colombia, with a total population of 2,441,123 inhabitants.

The city of Medellin lies within the Aburrá valley at 1,500 metres of elevation. It has a privileged climate regarding other cities near the equator due to its elevation above sea level and its location in the Andes Range.

Regarding landmarks, you shouldn’t miss the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria and the Church of Nuestra Señora de Belén, all them located in the center of the city.

About culture, in the region of Antioquia and especially Medellin coexist the Paisa Culture, which comes from the fellow countryman who were the coffee growers. Some of the most important features of the Paisa Culture are the way they speak, softly and quickly, their easy smile and their love for music, soccer, poetry, bargaining in markets, and parties. The typical dish is the Bandeja Paisa (Paisa Tray).

A couple of interesting events in the city are the Festival of the Flowers (Festival de las Flores in Spanish), which takes place in the city are celebrated in late July to early August and features the Desfile of Silleteros, a vivid parade of flowers filled saddles on the back for their own grower.

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