Salgado Filho International Airport

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Salgado Filho International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Salgado Filho
Salgado Filho06.jpg
IATA: POAICAO: SBPA
WMO: 83971
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Porto Alegre
Elevation AMSL 3 m / 11 ft
Coordinates 29°59′38″S 051°10′16″W / 29.99389°S 51.17111°W / -29.99389; -51.17111Coordinates: 29°59′38″S 051°10′16″W / 29.99389°S 51.17111°W / -29.99389; -51.17111
Website Infraero POA
Map
POA is located in Brazil
POA
POA
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,280 7,481 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 7,993,164
Aircraft Operations 94,409
Metric tonnes of cargo 20,886
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]
TAM Airlines and Gol Transportes Aéreos airliners at Salgado Filho.
Check-in.
The Gol 737–800 PR-GTA on the Terminal 1, Gate 3 Right.

Salgado Filho International Airport (IATA: POAICAO: SBPA) is the airport serving Porto Alegre, Brazil. It is named after the Senator and first Minister of the Brazilian Air Force Joaquim Pedro Salgado Filho (1888–1950), killed on June 20, 1950 in an accident with an aircraft which departed from Porto Alegre. The airport is located 6 km (4 mi) northeast of Downtown Porto Alegre.

In 2012 the airport was ranked 9th in terms of transported passengers in Brazil, placing it amongst the busiest airports in the country.[4] It is operated by Infraero.

History[edit]

Salgado Filho was originally called São João Federal Airport, after the neighborhood where it is located. In the beginning it was an air club, where the first flights landed on May 31, 1923.

In 1932, needing a facility to use its aircraft with landing-gear which were replacing its seaplanes, Varig started using São João Airport as its operational base. However, it was only in 1940 that the first passenger terminal was inaugurated.[5]

On October 12, 1951, São João Federal Airport was renamed Salgado Filho Airport, after the Senator and Minister who died the year before on a crash involving a SAVAG aircraft that departed from Porto Alegre.

In 1953 the old terminal was incorporated into the maintenance facilities of Varig, a new passenger terminal was opened,[6] and runways were paved. Until that year larger aircraft such as Lockheed L-049 Constellations had to land at Canoas Air Force Base.[7] This new terminal is presently known as Passenger Terminal 2. It underwent major renovations and enlargements between 1969 and 1971 but unable to cope with the increasing traffic, another brand new facility was built. This new facility was named Passenger Terminal 1 and opened on September 11, 2001. Terminal 2 became underused by general aviation and cargo services.

However, in order to cope with the increasing passenger traffic at the airport, on September 8, 2010 a decision was made to renovate Terminal 2 and bring it back into passenger use.[8] It became operational on December 4, 2010.[9]

The total area of the Salgado Filho Airport is about 3,805,810.04 m² with 142,750 m² of ramp area. Terminal 1 has 37,600 m² and 16 gates with jetways. Terminal 2 has 15,540 m². In front of terminal 1 there is a carpark with 1,440 places. Terminal 1 is the first facility in Latin America with a shopping mall.

One of the two TAP Maintenance & Engineering centers in Brazil is located at Salgado Filho International Airport.

Terminals, airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aerolineas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Ezeiza 1
Aerolíneas Argentinas operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque 1
American Airlines Miami 1
Avianca Brazil Brasília, Campo Grande, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Porto Velho, São Paulo-Guarulhos 1
Avianca Peru Lima 1
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Campinas, Campo Grande, Criciúma, Cuiabá, Foz do Iguaçu, Londrina, Maringá, Navegantes, Pelotas, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Santa Maria, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, São Paulo-Guarulhos 2
BQB Líneas Aéreas Montevideo 1
Brava Linhas Aéreas Caçador, Curitiba, Erechim, Joaçaba, Passo Fundo, Pelotas, Rio Grande, Santa Maria, Santa Rosa, Santo Ângelo, Uruguaiana 1
Copa Airlines Panama City 1
Gol Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Brasília, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Campinas, Campo Grande, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, Goiânia, Londrina, Manaus, Montevideo, Navegantes, Porto Velho, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, Rosário, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos 1
TAM Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Brasília, Campinas, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Manaus, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos 1
TAP Portugal Lisbon 1

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Florida West International Airways Miami
LAN Cargo Miami
Total Linhas Aéreas São Paulo-Guarulhos

Ground transportation[edit]

Metro connects Airport-Downtown.

The International Airport of Porto Alegre is served by rail, taxi, and bus.

Metro[edit]

People mover (Aeromóvel) connects the International Airport to the Porto Alegre Metro Airport Station since August 10, 2013.[10] Porto Alegre Metro connects Downtown Porto Alegre with the International Airport and cities of metropolitan area.

Taxi[edit]

Terminals 1 and 2 have taxi services.

Bus[edit]

The bus line T5 link Terminal 1 - International Airport to the city of Porto Alegre.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Internal view.

Major accidents involving fatalities[edit]

Incident[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ "Movimento operacional da rede Infraero de janeiro a dezembro de 2013" (in Portuguese). Infraero. February 4, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Beting, Gianfranco; Beting, Joelmir (2009). Varig: Eterna Pioneira (in Portuguese). Porto Alegre and São Paulo: EDIPUCRS and Beting Books. p. 35. ISBN 978-85-7430-901-9. 
  6. ^ Beting, Gianfranco; Beting, Joelmir (2009). Varig: Eterna Pioneira (in Portuguese). Porto Alegre and São Paulo: EDIPUCRS and Beting Books. p. 66. ISBN 978-85-7430-901-9. 
  7. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Está faltando um". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. p. 96. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  8. ^ "Reformulação do antigo terminal do Aeroporto Salgado Filho é antecipada" (in Portuguese). Zero Hora. September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  9. ^ Andrade, Artur Luiz (December 1, 2010). "Webjet utiliza terminal 2 do Salgado Filho (RS)" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  10. ^ Com a presença de Dilma, aeromóvel é inaugurado em Porto Alegre (Portuguese)
  11. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 75. 
  12. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Verão de 1942". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 42–48. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  13. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 76. 
  14. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "O Electra e o temporal". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 61–65. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  15. ^ "Accident description PP-VBI". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  16. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Fogo a bordo". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 83–86. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  17. ^ "Accident description PP-SAA". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  18. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Salgado Filho". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 102–107. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  19. ^ "Accident description PP-AXJ". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  20. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Erro de navegação". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 112–117. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  21. ^ "Accident description PP-VCS". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Incident description PP-VJL". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 

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