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SATENA is a Colombian regional airline based in Bogota, operating flights throughout Colombia. It has a main hub located at El Dorado International Airport. The airline was launched by the Colombian Government in 1962 to provide air transportation to the remoter regions of Colombia. By 2007 the airline has grown into a major regional carrier operating many domestic services on a very modern fleet of small commuter aircraft. SATENA flies to over 40 destinations across South America such as Mexico, Jamaica, Cuba and Pasto.

Did you know, that when you book your SATENA flights through Alternative Airlines you can choose to pay using Colombian Peso? It's just one of the 160 currencies that you choose from!

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are entitled to one item of carry-on baggage and one personal item. Carry-on baggage must not exceed 5kg / 11 lbs in weight and must fit within the dimensions of 43cm x 34cm x 20cm (17in x 13in x 8in). Personal items must fit within the dimensions of 15cm x 20cm x 10cm (6in x 8in x 4in). You must not pack any prohibited items in you're carry-on as this will be removed and disposed of at security. Prohibited items include illegal substances, liquids over 100ml, explosives and flammable liquids.

Checked Baggage

Passengers are allowed 15kg / 55lbs of checked baggage, included in the price of their ticket.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Online check-in is available on the SATENA web check-in page. To complete online check-in, passengers will need to enter the relevant details of their booking between 24–2 hours before their flight is scheduled to depart. For a quick and easy process at the airport, please have your boarding pass printed and ready to show at the check-in desk.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check in at the airport for their flight by visiting one of the check-in agents and the check-in desk. The airport check-in deadline is one hour before the scheduled flight departure time if you have baggage to drop off. Whereas, airport check-in deadline is 45 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time if you only have carry-on baggage or no baggage at all.

Cabin Classes

Economy Class

SATENA economy class offers an affordable fare, giving you the choice of which you can add to your class. The airline has one standard cabin class, the economy class.

Economy Facilities

You can enjoy some tasty snacks onboard. The airline has no WiFi connectivity or in-flight entertainment on board.

What are Economy Class Seats like?

Satena offers a high-quality comfortable seat with a lot of legroom.


SATENA offers a range of snacks and beverages to purchase on flights longer than 1 hour.

Frequent Flyer Program

SATENA doesn't currently have a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

SATENA doesn't currently have an airline alliance.

Special Services

There isn't any information about SATENA's Special Services out there.

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Destinations that SATENA flies to

SATENA flies to over 40 destinations in South America as well as 4 charter flights to Mexico, Jamaica and Cuba. Key destinations include Cali, Bucaramanga, Barranquilla, Medellin, Pasto and Tumaco. Cities served in Colombia include Apartadó, Armenia, Barranquilla, Bogotá, Buenaventura, Cali, Corozal, Florencia, Ipiales, La Pedrera, Leticia, Medellín, Neiva, Nuquí, Pasto, Puerto Carreño, Inirida, Saravena, Tame, Tumaco and Villavicencio, among many others.

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Hub Airport

El Dorado International Airport (BOG)

El Dorado International Airport (BOG) is SATENA's hub airport and is located in Bogota, Colombia. It's ranked among the world's 50 busiest airports in terms of passenger traffic and is the largest airport in Colombia. It also acts as an important hub for AviancaCopa AirlinesLATAM& ColombiaWingoViva Air Colombia, EasyFly and SATENA. It has two runways with a length of 3,100m each and can process more than 32 million passengers per year.

El Dorado International Airport (BOG) is an international airport serving Bogotá, Colombia and the areas surrounding. The airport has its main passenger terminal also known as Terminal 1 (T1). Terminal 1 is shaped like a 'h' and is split int 2 piers: the international pier on the north side and the domestic pier on the south side. T1 has a number of of check-in counter areas, check-in kiosks and expanded immigration lanes, compared to the previous old terminal.


As of August 2022, the SATENA fleet consists of the following aircraft:

  • 4 ATR 42-500
  • 3 ATR 42-600
  • 1 ATR 72-600
  • 2 Embraer ERJ-145

Book SATENA Flights in English

With Alternative Airlines, you have the opportunity to book domestic Colombian flights in English. We offer a smooth and secure booking service in English when booking your SATENA flights for your trip around Colombia. Our excellent English-speaking customer service team is also available to help you with any queries throughout the process. Make a reservation in English with Alternative Airlines today.


26th January 2018

SATENA transports more than 1,000,000 people in 2017

Although the number of domestic passengers carried by airlines reduced slightly by 0.3%, The Oficina de Transporte Aéreo (OTA) announced an increase of 12% in passengers using the airline in 2017. This is the first year that the number of people on SATENA services has risen above 1 million, as well as the first year that revenue exceeded $200 million. Due to this, the airline has been given the go-ahead to widen its operation, already offering 36 destinations in Colombia.

Frequently asked questions

Who own's SATENA?

Colombian Air Force is the parent company of SATENA. Colombian Air Force is the air force of the Republic of Colombia. With the integration, SATENA brought forth essential connectivity throughout the country, providing links to communities and economies, supporting growth and development.

Can I buy SATENA flights on finance?

Absolutely! When you buy SATENA flights through Alternative Airlines, you can pay in easy-to-manage instalments. We offer a range of payment plan providers including TendoPay, Klarna, Affirm, Zip, Clearpay and more. Use the search form at the top of the page to begin searching for SATENA flights. Please note that the payment provider available at check out will depend on the country you reside in.