Aristides Pereira International Airport

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Aristides Pereira International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Aristides Pereira
Airport typeCivil
OperatorEmpresa nacional de Aeroportos e Segurança Aérea (ASA)
ServesSal Rei
LocationBoa Vista, Cape Verde
Elevation AMSL30 m / 98 ft
Coordinates16°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
BVC is located in Cape Verde
Location in Cape Verde
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,100 6,890 Asphalt
Statistics (2017[1])
Metric tonnes of cargo132

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


The conversion of the existing airport of Rabil into an international airport started in 2005, and was completed in 2007. The runway was extended from 1,200 to 2,100 metres length and from 30 to 45 metres width. The project cost 21 million euros.[2] The airport was officially opened on 31 October 2007.[3] 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.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Binter CV Praia, Sal
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[4]
Cabo Verde Express Sal
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Neos Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino, Verona[5]
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon[6]
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Stockholm–Arlanda[7]
Travel Service Charter: Vienna (begins 21 December 2018)[8]
Seasonal charter: Prague
Travel Service Slovakia Seasonal charter: Bratislava
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUI Airways Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester[9]
Seasonal charter: Helsinki (begins 27 November 2018),[10] Stockholm-Arlanda[11]
TUI fly Belgium Brussels
TUI fly Deutschland Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
TUI fly Netherlands Amsterdam
Seasonal: Eindhoven
TUI fly Nordic Seasonal charter: Copenhagen[12]


Year Passengers Operations Cargo
2012[13] 425,701 - -
2013[13] 448,700 4,768 268
2016[1] 465,049 4,600 209
2017[1] 512,778 5,008 132

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Boletim Estatístico de Tráfego – Ano 2017" (PDF) (in Portuguese). ASA. January 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. ^ Boa Vista - Acessibilidades
  3. ^ "Cape Verde: Third international airport opens and fourth due in 2008". Macauhub English. 1 November 2007.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Timetable".
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Flight".
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Flight Timetable - TUI Airways".
  10. ^ "Only Flight".
  11. ^ "Only Flight".
  12. ^ "Only Flight".
  13. ^ a b "Statistics in Airports" (PDF) (in Portuguese). ASA. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Category:Rabil Airport at Wikimedia Commons