Jacinto Lara International Airport, opened in 1961, serves the urban area of Barquisimeto and is one of the busiest in Venezuela. It mainly operates with domestic destinations.
Official Website: aijl.baer.gob.ve
Number of Terminals - 1 -
Airlines: Conviasa, LASER.
Annual passenger traffic:
Tel: +58 251 718 8384 / 718 8379 / 442 3390. Information counter in the central hall.
The airport is located within the urban area of Barquisimeto, to the south of the city.See Map
There are car rental desks from the following companies:
ACO (Tel +58 251 442 2321 / 441 9602 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Avis (Tel +58 251 443 0723 - weekdays from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +58 251 442 3309 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm)
The enclosure does not provide accommodation, but given its proximity to the city, there are several options nearby. Aparta Hotel Rotaria (Tel +58 251 443 2059), Hotel West Plaza (Tel +58 251 443 1008), Biotel Suites (Tel +58 251 514 0500), Hotel Tiffany (Tel +58 251 420 1201), Hostería El Obelisco (Tel +58 251 441 0311), Hotel Príncipe (Tel +58 251 231 2111), Hotel Los Leones (Tel +58 251 710 7200), Posada Guaremal (Tel +58 251 251 9741), Hotel Jirahara (Tel +58 251 710 6111), Lidotel Hotel Boutique (Tel +58 251 713 8333).
The airport has banks, ATMs, post office and Wi-Fi access. The Premier Club lounge is open between 5:00 am and 8:00 pm and is located on the second floor, before the security control; the maximum stay is 3 hours and it offers TV, air conditioning, newspapers, magazines, telephones, fax, computers, refreshments, drinks, Wi-Fi (accessible with DragonPass membership).
Food and Drinks- There are coffee shops and icecream stores on the ground floor, and restaurants and fast food outlets on the second level.
Shopping- Options include stores selling souvenirs, handicrafts, sweets, clothing, accessories, jewellery, books, toys.
Baggage- Porter and luggage wrapping services are available in the west wing and in front of the check-in area. Enquiries about lost property should be directed to the counter of the corresponding airline.
Other Services- Travel agencies.
Taxi - At the entrance to the enclosure you can hire authorized services provided by Taxis Aeropuerto Express (Tel +58 424 377 0474). Reaching the city centre takes around 10 minutes.
An uncovered area for short- and long-term parking is available in front of the terminal building.
Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs are advised to arrange the proper services with their airline or travel agency prior to their arrival.
Latest updates: August 31, 2018