IATA favours expansion of Bogota Airport over the construction of a second airport

26 February, 2020

IATA regional VP Americas Peter Cerda commented (24-Feb-2020) on the expansion of Bogota's' airport infrastructure capability, stating: "The discussion about building a second airport has recently reopened. However, relocating part of civil aviation operations would be detrimental to Bogota El Dorado International Airport, competitiveness with respect to other key airports in the region". He added that expanding Bogota's El Dorado airport would be a better economic option than building a second hub as connectivity would be affected if Bogota had two airports. IATA stated the expansion of El Dorado could be facilitated by moving non-commercial air traffic that relies on the hub to an alternate location while work takes place. That move would allow for an "enlarging of existing passenger and cargo facilities" as well as "improving the airport's operational stability". An additional terminal and runway could possibly be built at the current site. [more - original PR]