José María Córdova International Airport (IATA: MDE, ICAO: SKRG) is the main airport serving the Colombian city of Medellín and its surrounding metropolitan area. The airport is located about 30 minutes from the urban area by the new Las Palmas express way, in the municipality of Rionegro. It is the second largest airport in Colombia after the El Dorado International Airport of Bogotá in terms of infrastructure and passenger service.
It's the most important airport in the department of Antioquia, which serves the metropolitan area and Valle de Aburrá. In terms of infrastructure, it is the most important in western Colombia. Serves several international destinations, one of the busiest being the route to Miami International Airport. Also serves the most flown route within Colombia (Medellin-Bogota), which is currently served by main airlines, mainly Avianca, Copa Airlines Colombia, and LAN. In the recent years, some significant upgrades have been made regarding its technology and infrastructure, making it one of the most recognized airports in Colombia. LCD Screens have been added, as well as service to European Destinations and new ones in South and Central America and the Caribbean.
International traffic departs from JMC towards destinations in the United States, Panama, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Curaçao and Spain, The airport also serves domestic flights to most major Colombian cities such as Bogota, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta and San Andres Island. Freight transport is also one of the strengths of the terminal, providing air transportation to most of the flower output (and other products) from eastern Antioquia bound to South, Central and North America, and Europe.