El Edén International Airport

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El Edén International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional El Edén
Aeropuertoeleden.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerAerocivil
ServesArmenia, Colombia
LocationLa Tebaida, Colombia
Elevation AMSL3,990 ft / 1,216 m
Coordinates04°27′10″N 75°45′58″W / 4.45278°N 75.76611°W / 4.45278; -75.76611
Websitewww.aeropuertoeleden.com Spanish
Map
AXM is located in Colombia
AXM
AXM
Location of airport in Colombia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers movement352.897
Cargo movement755 T
Air Operations14,002
Sources: WAD[1] Google Maps[2] GCM[3]

El Edén International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional El Edén) (IATA: AXM, ICAO: SKAR) is an international airport serving Armenia, the capital of the Quindío Department of Colombia. The airport is 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) southwest of Armenia, near the town of La Tebaida. It handles domestic flights to Bogotá and Medellín and international flights to Panama City and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Following Armenia's 25 January 1999 earthquake, the terminal had to be rebuilt after major seismic activity caused much of the building to collapse. During 2008/2009, the airport's runway was extended, the control tower's height was increased, and the terminal building was partly upgraded to include a new international gate and immigration area. The airport is now capable of receiving aircraft such as: Boeing 737 and 727, Airbus 319 and 320, McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and Fokker 100, among others.

The new terminal has one food court, three domestic gates, one international gate, and two parking lots. It is located about 20 minutes from Armenia.

The first international flight, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida operated by Spirit Airlines, landed at Armenia International Airport on 13 November 2009. There is currently one daily flight to Hollywood International Airport.

Runway 02 has a 180 metres (590 ft) displaced threshold. The Armenia non-directional beacon (Ident: AXM) and VOR-DME (Ident: AXM) are located on the field.[4][5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aerolínea de Antioquia Medellín-Olaya Herrera
Avianca Bogotá
EasyFly Medellín-Olaya Herrera
Spirit AirlinesFort Lauderdale

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for SKAR at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ Google Maps - El Edén
  3. ^ Airport information for AXM at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ Armenia NDB
  5. ^ Armenia VOR

External links[edit]