Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (IATA: EOH, ICAO: SKMD) is an airport located in Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia, south-west of the city of Medellín, which serves regional and domestic flights in the country. Additionally, the airport is also used for a lot of general aviation in Colombia, and features several hangars for charters too. Due to the large number of general aviation and charter flights, regional and national, Olaya Herrera is the second busiest airport in Colombia by number of flights.
Today, it is considered the main regional airport of the country due to the large number of scheduled and charter flights of this type operated to and from the airport. Formerly Medellin International Airport before the construction of the Jose Maria Cordova International Airport, located in the municipality of Rionegro, Antioquia, 29 km east of the city of Medellin. Between the two airports in Medellin, there were more than 3.7 million passengers per year, which makes it the second busiest passenger city in Colombia after Bogotá.
Then he began his many efforts to ensure that Medellin had an airport, starting with securing the financial resources to Bountiful businessmen of the time, choose the same land where the airport should be built (roamed the hills surrounding Medellin a horse) and overcome all sorts of obstacles imposed by the local government then. Then managed to form the UMCA (Urabá Central Airways Medellin) and established as a subsidiary of Pan American Airways at the time was the dominant company's outlook for the global aviation and finally succeeded in opening the July 5, 1932 Airport Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera, named in honor of President of Colombia at the time, who supported Don Gonzalo Mejía and his idea of an airport to Medellin.