Rafael Núñez International Airport (IATA: CTG, ICAO: SKCG) is an airport located in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. It is the second largest airport on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, and the largest in the region in terms of passenger movement. It is localized in the center of Crespo a neighborhood in north Cartagena, and is administrated by Sociedad Aeropotuaria de la Costa S.A. It's name Rafael Nunez refers to former Colombian president, who wrote the verses of the national anthem of this country. Rafael Núñez International Airport is located within the urban area of Cartagena de Indias, allowing easy access from anywhere in the city.
The airport is managed since 1996 by the Society Caribbean Airports S.A. (SACSA), a Colombian company that has the experience and technology of its partner operator AENA Spain. Some airlines like Copa Airlines Colombia, Copa Airlines, Avianca and Spirit Airlines among others, have international flights from this airport terminal, making flights to various cities in North, Central and South America.
The aerial activity in Cartagena began early last century when businessman Don Cartagena Nemesio de la Espriella and Don Guillermo Echavarria Antioch negotiations began in late 1919 to acquire a Farman F-40 aircraft made in France, the I arrive at the port which packed in boxes and disarming. They soon found the task of building a makeshift hangar at the site of Bocagrande, which was then an area of mangroves and where there were some recreational houses. There just a few years later they built the stunning Caribbean hotel. There was born the "Company Colombian airspace".
The first flight took place on February 14, 1920 when the plane "Cartagena" in charge of pilots Jourdanet Jacques René Bazin and began a flight around the city, carrying as passengers to Guillermo Echavarria Martinez Martelo Tulita and Queen of Carnival . The CCNA operated for only a few years, making flights of pleasure and appreciation to the neighboring towns and airmail to the city of Barranquilla, marking the beginning of commercial aviation activity in the country.