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Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Colombia
Airport typePublic
OperatorAerocali (Cali Aeronautical company)
ServesSantiago de Cali
Elevation964 m (3162 ft)
Aircraft operations50125
Cargo tonnage30.126

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Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport also known as Palmaseca International Airport is an airport located in Palmira, Colombia, serving Cali and its suburbs. It is Colombia's third largest airport in terms of passengers, transporting 3,422,919 in 2010. Cali airport is the alternative airport to Bogotá Eldorado airport and other Colombian airports.

Alfonso Bonilla Aragón is located in a long valley that runs from north to south, and is surrounded by mountains up to 14,000 feet (4,000 m) high. An (H24) airport strategically located in the Western Hemisphere for flights of the transcontinental zone of the pacific coast that connects North America with South America. It is located at approximately 5 hours flight from Santiago de Chile, 50 minutes from Quito, Ecuador, and 3 hours 18 minutes to Miami airport.

The airport has one runway, 9,842 feet (3000 m) in length. This runway is paved, and at an elevation of 3,162 feet (964 m). The runway can serve aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 747. It is equipped with the following navigation aids: Primary radar, secondary radar, ILS, ALS, PAPI, VOR, NDB, DME, RVR, center lights, threshold lights, and taxiway lights. The airport has a SEI IX protection.

Alfonso Bonilla airport is notable in that it is one of the few secondary airports in Latin America open 24 hours a day. Due to excellent meteorological conditions this airport is operation throughout the year. With Cali being the nearest population at 12 miles away, the airport is allowed to operate without any environmental restrictions. Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport has non-stop flights to the United States, Spain, Ecuador and Panama, plus direct flights to Peru.

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