Barreiras Airport

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Barreiras Airport
Aeroporto de Barreiras
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Barreiras
Elevation AMSL 746 m / 2,447 ft
Coordinates 12°04′45″S 045°00′34″W / 12.07917°S 45.00944°W / -12.07917; -45.00944Coordinates: 12°04′45″S 045°00′34″W / 12.07917°S 45.00944°W / -12.07917; -45.00944
Map
BRA is located in Brazil
BRA
BRA
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,600 5,249 Concrete
Sources: World Aero Data,[1] ANAC[2]

Barreiras Airport (IATA: BRAICAO: SNBR) is the airport serving Barreiras, Brazil.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Azul Brazilian Airlines Brasília, Salvador da Bahia
Passaredo Linhas Aéreas Brasília, Ribeirão Preto, Salvador da Bahia

Access[edit]

The airport is located 14 km (9 mi) from downtown Barreiras.

Future developments[edit]

The government of the State of Bahia has already contracted services for renovating and enlarging the passenger terminal and extending the runway to 2,300 x 45 m.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barreiras Airport Information". World Aero Data. 
  2. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  3. ^ "Aeroporto de Barreiras: reforma à vista" (in Portuguese). Além da Notícia. October 19, 2010. Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved April 11, 2011. 

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