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Medellin Jose Maria Cordova (MDE) Airport

Medellin Jose Maria Cordova MDE Airport Overview

Medellin J. M. Cordova International Airport MDE is Colombia's second-largest Airport (after Eldorado in Bogota) - serving mainly international flights, while the old Olaya Herrera Airport serves mainly domestic flights. 

Jose Maria Cordova Airport is located in the Sajonia Valley, municipality of Rionegro - at east Antioqueno. It is 8 km from Rionegro, or 40 km from Medellin (via the Las Palmas Expressway).

With a long runway and an estimamed 2.2 million passengers a year, Jose Maria Cordova Airport is served by a number of major airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

The Departure Tax for international flights is US $28 and for domestic flights US $5, payable in cash (pesos or dollars).

J.M. Cordova Airport one passenger terminal, which has continuously been upgraded and expanded.

Parking options at Maria Cordova Airport:  Parking is available across from the passenger terminal.  For more information, call 5622835 / Fax: 5360972 (or e-mail

To get from Jose Maria Cordova Airport to your destination you can rent a car, take a taxi or a bus. You can catch a mini-bus which will drop you off at the corner of Carrera 50A and Calle 53 at a fare of about US $2 - service is frequent and takes about 45 minutes.
It is strongly advisable to use taxis licensed by the Airport, and even though in recent years the area has made tremendous strife in terms of security, travelers who do not speak Spanish should use common-sense caution.

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