Cesária Évora Airport

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Cesária Évora Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Cesária Évora
Airport type Public
Operator Aeroportos Segurança Aérea (ASA)
Serves Mindelo
Location São Vicente, Cape Verde
Hub for TACV Cabo Verde Airlines
Elevation AMSL 66 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 16°49′59.16″N 25°3′24.84″W / 16.8331000°N 25.0569000°W / 16.8331000; -25.0569000Coordinates: 16°49′59.16″N 25°3′24.84″W / 16.8331000°N 25.0569000°W / 16.8331000; -25.0569000
Website caboverde.com
VXE is located in Cape Verde
Location in Cape Verde
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 6,480 1,975 Asphalt

Cesária Évora Airport (Portuguese Aeroporto Internacional Cesária Évora) (IATA: VXEICAO: GVSV) is Cape Verde's third most-used airport located in the island of São Vicente, located nearly 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the centre of Mindelo and serves the entire island and the island of Santo Antão. It is located in the valley area in the west of the island and is north of the village of São Pedro. The IATA code prefix represents the second name of the island name and is São V(X)icente, the X is used for letters that are out of use and are taken by other airports in the world. The last two letters of the ICAO code is São Vicente. The airport was inaugurated in 1960.


Work began in 2005 to turn Cesária Évora Airport into an international airport. On December 22, 2009 the Cesária Évora Airport became the newest international airport in Cape Verde. The feat would contribute much to the well-being of the residents of São Vicente as well as Cape Verde islanders as a whole. It has a modern terminal of about 11,000 square meters and has the capacity to process about 500 passengers an hour. The runway, (1,975 meters long), and (45 meters wide) is illuminated.

The airport was officially renamed after the highly acclaimed and recently deceased queen of Morna Cesária Évora on March 8, 2012.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Portugal TAP Portugal

Cape Verde TACV Cabo Verde Airlines

Netherlands Transavia

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