José Antonio Anzoátegui airport (BLA)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

General José Antonio Anzoátegui International Airport, also known as Los Mesones Airport, serves the urban area of Barcelona and is one of the most important in the country. It operates with several domestic flights and international destinations in Colombia and the Caribbean.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 -
Airlines: Avior Airlines, Conviasa, LASER, Rutaca.
Annual passenger traffic:
Tel: +58 261 276 2315 / 281 275 2035 / 281 275 1745 / 281 276 1546. In the central hall, there is a customer care desk operating from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm.


The airport is located 8 km (5 miles) to the south of the city of Barcelona.

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What services does Barcelona - José Antonio Anzoátegui airport (BLA) facilities include

The airport has a bank (8:30 am to 3:30 pm), currency exchange bureau, ATMs, copying services and internet kiosk. The Premier Club lounge is situated on the upper level, to the left of the escalators, and opens from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm; it has TV, air conditioning, newspapers and magazines, Wi-Fi, computers, refreshments, drinks, telephones, fax (access by paying at the door).

Food and Drinks- There are restaurants and fast-food outlets on the first floor.
Shopping- Stores selling handicrafts, fashion and accessories, books.
Baggage- Porters and luggage wrapping services available. In case of missing baggage, head to the offices of the appropriate airline.
Other Services- Medical clinic, travel agencies, art gallery.


Accommodation near Barcelona - José Antonio Anzoátegui airport (BLA)

There are no hotels inside the airport grounds, but you can find several options in the vicinity.

Hotel El Dorado Suites (1.8 km/1.1 miles)
Oasis Hotel (2.7 km/1.7 miles)
Grand Hotel Victoria (7.2 km/4.5 miles)
Puerto Viejo Hotel & Marina (7.7 km/4.8 miles)
Puerto Playa Suites (9.4 km/5.8 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - Line 1 from TransAnzoátegui links the airport with Guaraguao, also stopping at Mercado Bolivariano, Fuente Luminosa, Cayaurima, Central Madeirense, Plaza Mayor, San Jorge, Los Cocos and Plaza La Cruz. It operates from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm.

- Regular and luxury cabs are available around the clock outside the terminal. Travel time to the city centre is approximately 20 minutes.


Car rental agencies

The following companies have counters inside the terminal:

ACO (Tel +58 281 278 1930 / 317 6519 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Amigo's Car Rental (Tel +58 281 278 1920 - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Avis (Tel +58 281 276 3678 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm, weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +58 281 277 2598 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
Unirent (Tel +58 281 278 1910)


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Parking services at Barcelona - José Antonio Anzoátegui airport (BLA)

The enclosure has two parking areas opposite the terminal building. They operate around the clock and one of them is free.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should inform their airline or travel agency about their needs in advance.

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Latest updates: November 08, 2019