Agostinho Neto Airport
For active airport of the same name in the Republic of the Congo, see Pointe Noire Airport.
|Agostinho Neto Airport
Aeroporto de Agostinho Neto
|Location||Ponta do Sol, Santo Antão, Cape Verde|
|Elevation AMSL||32 ft / 10 m|
The Agostinho Neto Airport (Portuguese Aeroporto Agostinho Neto) (IATA: NTO, ICAO: GVAN) was an airport in Cape Verde located next to the town of Ponta do Sol on the northern tip of the island of Santo Antão. The airport was named after Agostinho Neto, an Angolan politician who lived on the island during his exile. The airport was first constructed in the 1960s and adopted its present name in the 1970s after Cape Verde gained its independence. Because of dangerous crosswinds and weather that is often below VFR requirements, the airport is closed since March 2007. The island of Santo Antão is now served by Cesária Évora Airport on São Vicente. Along with Brava, Santo Antão now is an island without its own airport.
- TACV Flight 5002 crash
- List of airports in Cape Verde
- Pointe Noire Airport, another airport named after Antonio Agostinho Neto, located in Pointe Noire (Republic of Congo)
- "A porta que um dia se fechou (à tranca)".
- "Governo de Cabo Verde investe em infra-estruturas portuárias e novo aeroporto" (in Portuguese).
- "Santo Antão: Apresentados estudos para localização novo aeroporto" (in Portuguese).
- "Santo Antão precisa de um novo aeródromo e não de um aeroporto internacional – Rosa Rocha" (in Portuguese).