Cartagena and Santa Marta airports lead the movement of passengers
According to figures reported by the Civil Aeronautics, for January and February 2019, air traffic showed an increase of 9.2% with 6,367,803 passengers, compared to the same months of 2018, when they reached 5,833,222.
This figure has been marked mainly by international air traffic, which, for the same period this year, grew by 11% with 2,366,544 passengers, compared to 2,133,313 in 2018.
Likewise, during January and February of 2019 there was an increase of 8.1% in domestic traffic, compared to the same period of 2018.
"We are living a positive moment in the air sector. Being this industry a facilitator for the economic growth of the country, it is important that we continue working together with the National Government in the opening of new routes that connect Colombia with more national and international destinations. These growth figures are also an opportunity for Travel Agencies, which seek to diversify their offer every day so that travelers reach more places, "said Paula Cortés Calle, executive president of ANATO.
The airports that in this period led the national passenger traffic in Colombia were: El Dorado, in Bogotá with 2,666,983 travelers; Rionegro, in Rionegro with 1,048.6333; Rafael Núñez, from Cartagena with 771,031; Alfonso Bonilla Aragón, from Cali with 615,842 and Simón Bolívar from Santa Marta with 400,431. It should be noted that the latter reported the highest growth with 42%.
In relation to the airports that in the country mobilize the largest number of international passengers, the following stand out: El Dorado with 1,472,795 travelers; Rionegro, with 305,083; Rafael Núñez with 201,636; Alfonso Bonilla Aragón with 196,316 and Ernesto Cortissoz of Barranquilla with 57,583. It should be borne in mind that the terminal of the capital of Bolívar is that it has had the highest growth with 19.3%.