Santa Genoveva Airport

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Santa Genoveva/Goiânia Airport
Aeroporto Santa Genoveva/Goiânia
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IATA: GYNICAO: SBGO
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Goiânia
Elevation AMSL 747 m / 2,450 ft
Coordinates 16°37′47″S 049°13′36″W / 16.62972°S 49.22667°W / -16.62972; -49.22667Coordinates: 16°37′47″S 049°13′36″W / 16.62972°S 49.22667°W / -16.62972; -49.22667
Website Infraero GYN
Map
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Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 3,000,592
Aircraft Operations 61,847
Metric tonnes of cargo 7,694
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Santa Genoveva/Goiânia Airport (IATA: GYNICAO: SBGO) is the airport serving Goiânia, Brazil.

It is operated by Infraero.

History[edit]

The airport was inaugurated in 1955 although operations started a few years earlier. Since 1974 it is operated by Infraero.

The present passenger terminal is capable of handling 600,000 passengers/year but in the last few years it has been operating beyond its capacity: in 2010 it handled almost 4 times its capacity.

The government of the state of Goiás, in order to encourage tourism and aviation reduced the tax on petrol from 15% to 3%.[4] After such a reduction there was some interest from airlines to build a hub at Santa Genoveva airport[5] but its present operational limitations prevented the immediate implementation of such a plan.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avianca Brazil São Paulo-Guarulhos (begins 11 August 2014)[6]
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Brasília, Caldas Novas, Campinas, Campo Grande, Cuiabá, Palmas, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, Rio Verde, Uberlândia
Gol Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Brasília, Cuiabá, Palmas, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Teresina, Vitória
Passaredo Linhas Aéreas Araguaína, Belém, Brasília, Cuiabá, Palmas, Ribeirão Preto, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Uberlândia
SETE Linhas Aéreas Altamira, Araguaína, Belém, Brasília, Gurupi, Marabá, Minaçu, Palmas, São Félix do Araguaia
TAM Airlines Brasília, Campo Grande, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Accidents[edit]

Incidents[edit]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 8 km (5 mi) from downtown Goiânia.

Future developments[edit]

Due the increasing amount of traffic that the airport has been receiving in the last years, Infraero has decided to build a new passenger terminal, with 27,160 square meters and capacity for handling 2,1 passengers/year in its initial phase. Possibility for enlargements has already been considered in the original project.

The new terminal will have 32 check-in counters and 8 jetways, apart from usual amenities such as stores and restaurants.

The first phase of the works are due to be concluded in 2012 and the second phase in 2014.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movimento operacional da rede Infraero de janeiro a dezembro de 2013" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ Schapochnik, Claudio (1 April 2010). "Goiás reduz a alíquota do ICMS sobre querosene de aviação" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Fórum de Turismo anuncia instalação em setembro. Serão 14 voos diários" (in Portuguese). Governo do Estado de Goiás. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Goiânia ganha voo da Avianca em agosto" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Accident description PP-ANH". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Palmeiras de Goiás". 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. 118–125. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  9. ^ "Incident description PP-SMU". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Incident description PP-SNT". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Sangue no vôo 375" (in Portuguese). Abril: Veja. 5 October 1988. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 

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