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New Bogota (El Dorado II) Airport

New Airport
Completion: in 4 years (31-Aug-2023)
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
City: Bogota
Country/Territory: Colombia

Capacity

  • Annual (pax):
    • Initial: 7,500,000
    • When completed: 35,000,000

Dimensions

  • Runways:
    • 3,800m

About

New Bogota (El Dorado II) Airport is an airport development project that will be built to compliment Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport. Studies began in 2013 to convert an Airforce base in the suburb of Madrid into the alternate facility, which would be located 30 minutes from El Dorado. Land purchases may begin in 2015, with the new facility to be operational by 2022.


Jul-2018. Colombia's Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI) completed studies and architecture and engineering design for New Bogota (El Dorado II) Airport. The project will require a COP3.5 billion (USD1.2 million) investment and will be run as a PPP. The technical, financial and legal scope of the project is currently being developed. The next government will decide when the tender process will be launched. The following have already been completed:

  • Diagnostics;
  • Architectural and engineering design;
  • Business feasibility and strategy.

The airport extends over 1980ha with Phase I of the project having 799ha and handling 71,000 operations p/a.

May-2018. Colombia's Minister of Transport German Cardona announced the tender for construction of New Bogota (El Dorado II) Airport will commence by Aug-2018. The COP3 billion (USD1.06 billion) first phase is expected to be completed in the next five years. The airport is planned to operate simultaneously with Bogota El Dorado International Airport, with the airports being connected by a 15km rapid rail system.

May-2017. Colombia will launch the tender process for the construction of New Bogota (El Dorado II) Airport by Aug-2018. The construction is planned to be carried out by modules, commencing with one runway and one terminal and with the final airport featuring three runways. The financing model being considered is a public-private partnership. International construction companies have not been ruled out, with the Spanish-Colombian consortia for highway construction being highlighted as successful stories. The new airport will work in parallel to Bogota El Dorado International Airport, as the solution found by Colombia to address its capacity limitations.

Jan-2017. Aertec Solutions announced Colombia awarded the technical, financial and legal structuring of New Bogota (El Dorado II) Airport to the consortium formed by Aertec Solutions, Mott MacDonald and C&M Consultores. 

Dec-2016. Colombia Government awarded Union Temporal Dorado 2 the tender contract for the consultancy that will be responsible for structuring New Bogota (El Dorado II) Airport. The winning consortium is composed by C&M Consultores SA, Mott Macdonald and Aertec Solutions SL. 

Oct-2016. Colombia Aerocivil announced New Bogota (El Dorado II) Airport’s Runway 1 will be operational effective 2022. The site allocation for greenfield airport has still not been finalised. The BOB3.1 billion (USD447 million) airport is outlined to feature a 3800m runway, with terrain being reserved for future expansion, 60,000sqm Passenger Terminal with 11 aerobridges and 22 remote boarding positions. Bogota El Dorado International Airport is forecasted to handle 35 million passengers in 2022 and the new airport is expected to handle 4.5 million passengers during that year. By 2041, a second Runway with 3800m is scheduled to be build. 

Aug-2016. New Bogota Airport said construction is scheduled to commence in 2017 and has conclusion date set for 2021. The construction, without considering land purchase, is budgeted at COP3 billion (USD1 million) for Phase 1 of construction. The airport is planned to operate simultaneously with Bogota El Dorado International Airport, with the new airport being connected to the old airport via a 15km rapid rail system.

Jan-2015. Colombia’s Transport Minister Natalia Abello confirmed a second airport would be constructed in Bogota, tentatively known as El Dorado II, within the next five years. No budget is known and site studies are expected to commence shortly. This follows a planned increase in capacity at Bogota El Dorado International Airport, which the government noted would still be insufficient within four years.

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