Boa Vista International Airport
|Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede International Airport
Aeroporto International de Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede
|Elevation AMSL||84 m / 276 ft|
Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede International Airport (IATA: BVB, ICAO: 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. It is the northernmost Brazilian airport served by scheduled flights.
It is operated by Infraero.
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
|Azul Brazilian Airlines||Manaus, Campinas|
The airport is located 4 km (2 mi) from downtown Boa Vista.