Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport

Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (IATA: CLO, ICAO: SKCL) also known as Palmaseca International Airport is an airport located in Palmira, Colombia, serving Cali and its surrounding region. It is Colombia's third largest airport in terms of passengers, transporting 3,422,919 in 2010. Cali airport often serves as the alternative airport to Bogotá - El Dorado Int'l 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 approximately 5 hours flight from Santiago de Chile, 50 minutes from Quito, Ecuador, and about 3 hours 18 minutes from Miami airport. The airport has one runway, 9,842 feet (3000 m) in length. This runway is asphalt 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, runway centerline 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 in operation throughout the year. With the nearest population center, Cali, being 12 miles away, the airport is allowed to operate without any environmental/noise restrictions. Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport has non-stop flights to the United States, Spain, the Netherlands, Ecuador and Panama, plus direct flights to Peru.

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Cali

Santiago de Cali (Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo ðe ˈkali]), usually known by its short name "Cali", is the capital of the Valle del Cauca department, and the most populous city in southwest Colombia, with an estimated 2,319,655 residents according to 2005-2020/DANE population projections. The city spans 560.3 km2 (216.3 sq mi) with 120.9 km2 (46.7 sq mi) of urban area, making Cali the third-largest city proper and metropolitan area in population and the second-largest city by area in the country. As the only major Colombian city with access to the Pacific Coast, Cali is the main urban and economic centre in southwest Colombia, and has one of the fastest-growing economies in the country. The city was founded on 25 July 1536 by the Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar. Cali is also a centre for sports in Colombia, and is the only Colombian city to have hosted the Pan American Games (in 1971). Cali hosted the 1992 World Wrestling Championships, the ninth edition of the World Games in 2013, the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2014 and the World Youth Championships in Athletics in 2015. It has been named by renown salsa singers "The World Capital of Salsa" with reference to its different schools for the musical genre—often producing world champion dancers—and the exclusive venues for dancing at its fair, held 25th to 30 December; factors which have given the city its strong musical identity.

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Direct flights from Cali

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Bogotá From $16 (Tax incl.)

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Cartagena From $24 (Tax incl.)

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Rio Negro From $16 (Tax incl.)

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