Campina Grande Airport
Presidente João Suassuna Airport
Aeroporto Presidente João Suassuna
|Elevation AMSL||502 m / 1,646 ft|
Presidente João Suassuna Airport (IATA: CPV, ICAO: SBKG) is the airport serving Campina Grande, Brazil. It is named after João Suassuna (1886-1930), President of the State of Paraíba (at the time in Brazil, State Governors had the title of President) from 1924 to 1928.
It is operated by AENA.
Even though the airport was only inaugurated in 1963, since the 1940s air services operated to the site, using an existent runway.
Infraero became the operator of the airport in 1980. In 1984 and 1998 it made existensive renovation works, which included a new terminal capable of handling 250,000 passengers/year, and the renovation of the apron and runway. In 2003 it was re-inaugurated.
Airlines and destinations
|Azul Brazilian Airlines|| Recife |
Seasonal: João Pessoa
|Gol Airlines||São Paulo-Guarulhos|
Accidents and incidents
- 5 September 1958: a Lóide Aéreo Nacional Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando registration PP-LDX operating flight 652 from Recife crashed during approach to Campina Grande. Of a total of 18 people aboard, 2 crew members and 11 passengers died.
The airport is located 7 km (4 mi) from downtown Campina Grande.
- "Estatísticas". Infraero (in Portuguese). 7 May 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
- "Aeroporto Pres. João Suassuna". Infraero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 27 September 2019.
- "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
- "Governo obtém R$ 2,377 bilhões em concessão de aeroportos em blocos". ANAC (in Portuguese). 15 March 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
- "Accident description PP-LDX". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
- Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Lima delta xadrez". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 169–170. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.
- Airport information for SBKG at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for SBKG at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Current weather for SBKG at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for CPV at Aviation Safety Network
- Pres. João Suassuna-Campina Grande Airport Photo Archive at airliners.net