Aristides Pereira International Airport

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Aristides Pereira International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Aristides Pereira
Aeroporto-Internacional-Aristides-Pereira-Terminal-2012.JPG
Airport terminal from parking lot
IATA: BVCICAO: GVBA
Summary
Airport type Civil
Operator Empresa nacional de Aeroportos e Segurança Aérea (ASA)
Serves Sal Rei
Location Boa Vista, Cape Verde
Elevation AMSL 69 ft / 21 m
Coordinates 16°8′15″N 22°53′21.84″W / 16.13750°N 22.8894000°W / 16.13750; -22.8894000Coordinates: 16°8′15″N 22°53′21.84″W / 16.13750°N 22.8894000°W / 16.13750; -22.8894000
Website infraero.gov.br
Map
BVC is located in Cape Verde
BVC
BVC
Location in Cape Verde
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 6,890 2,100 Asphalt

Aristides Pereira International Airport (Portuguese Aeroporto Internacional Aristides Pereira) (IATA: BVCICAO: GVBA) is an airport in Cape Verde located on the island of Boa Vista, about 5 km southeast of the island capital Sal Rei.

The airport initially started operating in the late-20th century and was paved only in 2007. Aristides Pereira Airport has started international operations in July 2007, with a new runway (2,100m), making it the newest international airport on the Cape Verde Islands.[1]

History[edit]

On 13 October 2007, TACV made a test flight from Amílcar Cabral International Airport to Rabil Airport to conclude the operational certification of the new airport. On 31 October 2007, TACV officially became the first airline to operate a jet aircraft (Boeing 757-200 [D4-CBG]) to Rabil Airport, an inaugural flight from Praia Airport.[2]

On 19 December 2007 a Livingston Airlines Airbus A321-200 (EI-LVA) made the first international arrival to Rabil from Verona, Italy. The passengers were greeted with "morabeza" by Cape Verdeans.

The airport was originally named Rabil Airport, but on 19 November 2011 it was renamed as a tribute to the first president of Cape Verde, Aristides Pereira.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Méditerranée Seasonal Charter: Dijon
Arkefly Amsterdam
Cabo Verde Express Sal
Jetairfly Brussels
Neos Milan-Malpensa
Seasonal: Verona
TACV Praia, Lisbon
TAP Portugal Lisbon[4]
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels
Thomson Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Birmingham, East Midlands
Travel Service Airlines Prague
Transavia.com France Seasonal: Paris-Orly
TUIfly Basel/Mulhouse, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf (begins 11 November 2014 ), Hannover, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart
TUIfly Nordic Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Gran Canaria, Helsinki, Stockholm-Arlanda, Oslo Gardermoen
XL Airways France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cape Verde: New Boavista international airport receives first flights". Macauhub English. 7 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "Cape Verde: Third international airport opens and fourth due in 2008". Macauhub English. 1 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport Guide (BVC)". Worldtravelguide.net. 20 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Duclos, François (17 June 2013). "TAP Portugal : Tanger et Boa Vista en octobre" [TAP Portugal : Tanger and Boa Vista in October] (in French). Air Journal. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. 

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