BY STAFF REPORT
The Colombian government is reportedly contemplating building one more airport in Bogota as the capital’s newly inaugurated El Dorado International Airport has already grown overcrowded following an increase in air travelers in the Latin American country.
The El Dorado Airport was designed to handle 15 million passengers annually by 2014. But, according to Colombia Reports, over 21 million passengers passed through the airport in 2012.
The new international terminal, inaugurated in October 2012, has almost the same number of gates as the old terminal.
According to reports, airlines have to land on remote parts of the airport and bus their passengers to the terminal. (Editor’s Note: Does anyone notice how Avianca flights are processed more rapidly than JetBlue and other foreign carriers?)
Also, a new domestic terminal is set to open near the international airport – by 2014.