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New pictures: Bogota's new international terminal nears completion

Bogotá–El Dorado International Airport's new terminal is taking shape, ahead of its technical opening in October, as these latest pictures show.

Bogotá–El Dorado International Airport's new terminal is taking shape, ahead of its technical opening in October, as these latest pictures show.

The new 84,000sqm facility will initially serve as El Dorado’s new international terminal before the addition of two new concourses allows it to handle domestic traffic.

Bogotá–El Dorado’s chief operating officer, Ralf Etzold, said: “The new terminal will make a massive difference to passenger satisfaction levels, the quality of service we are able to provide and operational efficiency as the main facility we use today was built in 1951, and although there have been a lot of improvements since then, it has basically outlived its time.”

The new terminal is based between the existing main passenger handling complex and Avianca’s domestic terminal about 1.6 kilometres away.

The airport’s current terminal will continue to handle domestic traffic until the new terminal fully opens in 2014. Once fully open, the new terminal will cover 173,000sqm.

Avianca’s existing domestic facility will then be closed and today’s main terminal bulldozed.

When the work is complete, El Dorado will be capable of accommodating 16mppa and concessionaire, Opain will have spent nearly $1.1 billion upgrading its passenger facilities.

 

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