Boa Vista International Airport

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For the airport serving the island of Boa Vista, Cape Verde, see Aristides Pereira International Airport.
Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede International Airport
Aeroporto International de Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede
Entrada do Aeroporto Internacional de Boa Vista - Atlas Brasil Cantanhede, Boa Vista RR.jpg
IATA: BVBICAO: SBBV
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Boa Vista
Elevation AMSL 84 m / 276 ft
Coordinates 02°50′29″N 060°41′32″W / 2.84139°N 60.69222°W / 2.84139; -60.69222Coordinates: 02°50′29″N 060°41′32″W / 2.84139°N 60.69222°W / 2.84139; -60.69222
Website Infraero BVB
Map
BVB is located in Brazil
BVB
BVB
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,700 8,858 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 347,592
Aircraft Operations 8,816
Metric tonnes of cargo 681
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede International Airport (IATA: BVBICAO: SBBV) is the airport serving Boa Vista, Brazil. Since April 13, 2009 the airport is named after Atlas Brasil Cantanhede (1917-1973), a pilot and politician who in the 1950s pioneered aviation in Roraima state.[4] It is the northernmost Brazilian airport served by scheduled flights.

It is operated by Infraero.

Some of its facilities are shared with the Boa Vista Air Force Base (pt) of the Brazilian Air Force.

History[edit]

The airport was opened on February 19, 1973, and underwent its first renovation in 1998. The runway, terminal and the apron were then enlarged. On September 14, 2009 a second major renovation was completed increasing the capacity of the airport to handle 330,000 passengers/year, the terminal area to 7,000 square metres (75,300 sq ft), parking space and installing two jetways.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Azul Brazilian Airlines Manaus, Campinas
Gol Airlines Brasília
Insel Air Georgetown–Cheddi Jagan
LATAM Brasil Brasília

Access[edit]

The airport is located 4 km (2 mi) from downtown Boa Vista.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Lei n˚ 11.920, de 9 de abril de 2009" (in Portuguese). Lei Direto. April 9, 2009. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 

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