Palonegro International Airport, opened on August, 1974, serves the metropolitan area of Bucaramanga and is one of the busiest in the country. It operates with domestic destinations and international flights to Panama.
Official Website: bga.aerooriente.com.co
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open between 5:30 am and 11:30 pm.
Airlines: Aerolínea de Antioquía, Avianca, Copa Airlines, EasyFly, LATAM, SATENA, VivaAir Colombia.
Annual passenger traffic: 1.8 million passengers went through it in 2015.
Tel: +57 7 691 0140 / 0141 / 0142. Tourist information desk in the main hall.
The airport is located in the city of Lebrija, 25 km (15 miles) to the west of Bucaramanga.See Map
Alkilautos (Tel +57 310 282 3333) offers car rental services on the first floor of the terminal, from 5:15 am to 8:00 pm.
The enclosure does not provide accommodation. The nearest options are located within Bucaramanga, about 30 minutes away. Hotel De León Bucaramanga (Tel +57 7 643 6998), Hotel Dann Carlton Bucaramanga (Tel +57 7 697 3266), Hotel Chicamocha (Tel +57 7 634 3000), Hotel Prados de la Serranía (Tel +57 318 742 5699), Hotel Rivera Central (Tel +57 7 676 1200), Ramada Bucaramanga (Tel +57 7 646 6430), Hotel Sevilla Plaza (Tel +57 7 630 5660), Hotel Granada (Tel +57 7 642 0617), Hotel Fortaleza Alemana (Tel +57 7 630 4355), Hotel Almirante (Tel +57 7 633 4292).
The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureau (4:30 am to 9:00 pm), post office and Wi-Fi access at no cost. The Avianca Sala VIP lounge is located on the second floor and opens from 4:30 am to 9:30 pm; it offers air conditioning, newspapers and magazines, TV, snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi (accessible with Priority Pass, United Club or Air Canada Maple Leaf membership, executive passengers from Avianca and Avianca LifeMiles Gold or Diamond, first or business class passengers from Star Alliance or Star Alliance Gold airlines, or by paying at the door - USD25.00).
Food and Drinks- In the commercial area of the second floor there are restaurants, coffee shops, confectioneries and fast food outlets.
Shopping- Accessories, clothing, jewellery, sweets, imported goods, handicrafts, tobacco.
Baggage- Luggage wrapping on the second floor, from 4:30 am to 10:25 pm. In case of missing baggage, head to the counter of the appropriate airline.
Other Services- Medical clinic.
Taxi - There are regular (yellow) and special (white) cabs at the exit from the terminal. Journey time to the city centre is 35-45 minutes.
There is a parking lot across from the terminal, on the second level, for short and long stays. Rates
Facilities include access ramps, elevators, adapted telephones and restrooms. Inform your airline or travel agency about your needs at the moment of your booking.
Latest updates: August 24, 2018