Rafael Núñez Intl

Rafael Núñez International Airport (IATA: CTG, ICAO: SKCG) is an airport located in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. It is the largest airport in the country's northern Caribbean region in terms of passenger movement. It is located in the center of Crespo, a neighborhood in northern Cartagena, and is administered by Sociedad Aeropotuaria de la Costa S.A. Its name Rafael Núñez refers to the former Colombian president, who wrote the verses of the national anthem of this country. Rafael Núñez International Airport is located within the urban area of Cartagena de Indias, allowing easy access from anywhere in the city. The airport has been managed since 1996 by the Sociedad Aeropuertos del Caribe S.A. (SACSA), a Colombian company that has the experience and technology of its partner operator AENA Spain. Airlines including Copa Airlines Colombia, Copa Airlines, Avianca, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, and Delta Airlines have international flights from this airport to various cities in North, Central and South America.

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Cartagena

The city of Cartagena, in Spanish as Cartagena de Indias (Spanish pronunciation: [kartaˈxena ðe ˈindjas]), is located on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region and it is the capital of the Bolívar Department. The port city had a population of 892,545 as of the 2005 census. It is the fifth-largest city in Colombia and the second largest in the region, after Barranquilla. The urban area of Cartagena is also the fifth-largest urban area in the country. Economic activities include maritime and petrochemicals industry, as well as tourism. The city was founded on June 1, 1533, and named after Cartagena, Spain, which in turn was named after Carthage in Tunisia. However, settlement in the region around Cartagena Bay by various indigenous people dates back to 4000 BC. During the colonial period Cartagena served a key role in administration and expansion of the Spanish empire. It was a center of political and economic activity due to the presence of royalty and wealthy viceroys. In 1984 Cartagena's colonial walled city and fortress were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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