Jose Maria Cordova International Airport is the main airport which services the Colombian city of Medellin and the surrounding metropolitan area. Located approximately 30 minutes from the city via the Las Palmas expressway, MDE is the second largest airport in Colombia in terms of passenger service and infrastructure. The Medellin airport serves as the main hub for the low-cost airline Viva Colombia and it also services several international destinations.
The flight to Miami International Airport is the most popular international flight into and out of Medellin Airport. The busy route from Medellin to Bogota is served by Avianca, Copa Airlines Colombia, Viva Colombia and LAN Colombia.
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MDE’s convenient location in north-central Colombia makes it a popular hub for domestic and international flights. Upon your arrival in Medellin depart your aircraft and follow the crowd and signs toward immigration which is located downstairs next to baggage claim and customs. Immigration officers typically won't say much while inspecting your passport. Once the Immigration officer offers your passport a stamp and approves the duration of your stay (30 days is standard) you'll take a left to the baggage claim area. As you proceed through customs with your baggage you'll receive a green light or red light. Green means you should place your baggage on the x-ray conveyor and red means that your baggage will be hand inspected.
As you proceed to the rental car counters be aware that there will be numerous cab drivers offering to help you with your luggage (whether you ask for it or not). A simple "No, gracias" with a smile will make it clear that you’re a savvy traveler and that you don't want to pay 75,000 pesos for a cab to Medellin.
Once you’ve secured your car rental your drive to Medellin from MDE will be an easy 30 minute drive via the new Las Palmas express way.
If you have questions airport staff members are available at the facility's information desks and these individuals will be happy to offer additional airport information and to respond to inquiries about currency conversion.
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Telephone: +57 4 4442818 Location: Jose Maria Cordova International Airport is located in Rionegro, Antioquia Colombia, approximately 19km outside of Medellin, Colombia
|Jose Maria Cordova International Airport
Rionegro, Antioquia, 054040
IATA Code: MDE
ICAO Code: SKRG
General Information: The Jose Maria Cordova International Airport is the most important airport in the department of Antioquia, and in terms of infrastructure, it is the most important in western Colombia. It's also the main hub for low-cost airline Viva Colombia.