Aeroporto de Barreiras
|Elevation AMSL||746 m / 2,447 ft|
The airport was opened in 1940 and served as a strategic technical stop on the route Rio de Janeiro-Miami, enabling faster flights as compared with the ones operated via the coast. Furthermore, because of the existence of a river and a railway, fuel was easily transported to the site. During World War II the airport became a United States Air Force Base but after 1945 it returned to its original civil vocation.
Airlines and destinations
|Azul Brazilian Airlines||Brasília, Salvador da Bahia|
|Passaredo Linhas Aéreas||Brasília, Ribeirão Preto, Salvador da Bahia|
The airport is located 14 km (9 mi) from downtown Barreiras.