Air: There are two Airports in Medellin, José María Córdova International Airport and Olaya Herrera Airport. The José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) is in Rionegro, another municipality east of Medellín and outside the Aburrá Valley. It serves both international and domestic destinations, and can handle large aircraft and night landings.

There are international flights daily to and from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Mexico City, Caracas, Quito, Panama City, Lima, Guayaquil, San José, Costa Rica, and other important cities. Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) serves mainly regional flights, commuter and light aircraft.

Land: The city’s public transport system includes diesel buses, taxis, and an urban train referred as the Metro de Medellín. The Metro connects the cities of Medellín, Itagüí, Envigado and Bello. In 2006, construction began on Metroplus, a bus service with a dedicated road, much like Bogotá’s TransMilenio.

This will allow faster transit for the service’s buses and Metro stations. Metroplus will be inaugurated in 2009, and it will cover most of the city. The first leg will be the Troncal Medellín, which goes from the Universidad de Medellín in the west to Aranjuez in the northeast part of the city. Metroplus will help lessen the city’s pollution and traffic, as many old buses will be taken out of service, while the new buses will work with natural gas.

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