Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ)

Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport

Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport is an international airport serving the area of Barranquilla, the capital city of the Atlántico department in Colombia. The airport is located in the suburban municipality of Soledad. It owes its name to one of the pioneers of Colombian aviation, Ernesto Cortissoz.

Ernesto Cortissoz Airport officially opened its doors in 1981, and it has since become a major hub for both domestic and international travel. The airport is served by a variety of airlines, including Avianca, American Airlines, and Copa Airlines. It is also home to the headquarters of Aerocóndor Colombia, a regional airline that operates flights to several destinations in Colombia and Panama.

General Information about Ernesto Cortissoz Airport

The following table is an overview of BAQ Airport indicated below:

AirportErnesto Cortissoz International Airport
Airport TypePublic / Military
OperatorOperadora Aeroportuaria del Caribe S.A.S. (BAQ Cortissoz)
ServesBarranquilla, Colombia
Ernesto Cortissoz Airport CodeBAQ
Ernesto Cortissoz Airport Terminals1
BAQ Airport Runway1
BAQ Airport Coordinates10°53′22″N 074°46′50″W
Ernesto Cortissoz Airport AddressCalle 30, Km 7 Aeropuerto Ernesto Cortissoz, Soledad, Atlántico, Colombia
Contact Number+57 53160900
Elevation30 m / 98 ft

Ernesto Cortissoz Airport Code

Ernesto Cortissoz Airport code is BAQ. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport itself. 


Ernesto Cortissoz Airport Map

The BAQ Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport Runway

BAQ Airport has one active runway.

NameLength (mt)Length (ft)Surface

Ernesto Cortissoz Airport Terminal

Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport has one passenger terminal building to handle all of the airport’s commercial traffic. The terminal is divided into two sections: domestic and international. The domestic section has gates 6-13, while the international section has gates 1-5 and 5A

Nearest Airports to Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport 

Some of the International and Domestic airports near BAQ.

  • Rafael Núñez International Airport – 127 km
  • Las Brujas Airport – 211 km
  • Almirante Padilla Airport – 267 km
  • Alfonso López Pumarejo Airport – 301 km
  • La Chinita International Airport – 335 km

Airlines Operating from Ernesto Cortissoz Airport

The following airlines operate from Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport:

  • Air Century
  • American Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Copa Airlines
  • EasyFly
  • EZAir
  • Helicol
  • LATAM Colombia
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Wingo

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