Simple Flying - Daniel Martinez Garbuno

Sao Paulo Guarulhos remained in third after recovering only 80% of its pre-pandemic traffic levels.

Colombia’s main hub, Bogota’s El Dorado International (BOG), closed 2022 as the second-busiest Latin American airport in terms of passengers, according to the data published by the country’s civil aviation authorities this week. Bogota surpassed Brazil’s Guarulhos International (GRU) and was ranked behind Mexico City’s Benito Juárez International (MEX).

Bogota El Dorado is Colombia’s main point of entry. Mainly employed by Avianca, and LATAM, the airport has seen an increase in passengers, although not in operations, compared to pre-pandemic levels. Last year, El Dorado International received 35.36 million passengers, according to the latest data released by the government. It had 296,777 flights, both departures and landings. Compared to 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, Bogota grew by 1.1% in passengers but remained 5% below its operation levels from three years earlier.

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