Caxias do Sul Airport

Coordinates: 29°11′44″S 051°11′23″W / 29.19556°S 51.18972°W / -29.19556; -51.18972
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Hugo Cantergiani Regional Airport

Aeroporto Regional Hugo Cantergiani
Airport typePublic
ServesCaxias do Sul
Time zoneBRT (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL754 m / 2,474 ft
Coordinates29°11′44″S 051°11′23″W / 29.19556°S 51.18972°W / -29.19556; -51.18972
CXJ is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 1,939 6,362 Asphalt
Sources: ANAC[1]

Hugo Cantergiani Regional Airport (IATA: CXJ, ICAO: SBCX), formerly called Campo dos Bugres Airport, is the airport serving Caxias do Sul, Brazil.

It is operated by the Municipality of Caxias do Sul.


Commissioned in March 1941, Caxias do Sul Airport has followed the evolution of aeronautics in the last eight decades. In addition to the runway, previously located in the current "Cinquentenário" neighborhood, the Caxias do Sul Aeroclube appeared in February of that year, with the objective of training pilots. The ceremony was attended by journalist Assis Chateaubriand, who launched the National Aviation Campaign, a project that provided tools for aviation schools.

According to researcher Roberto Grazziotin, the airport moved to "Salgado Filho" neighborhood in 1954.[citation needed]

In 1972, with the intention of welcoming President Médici, a 1,500-meter runway was paved. However, the strong momentum was triggered in 1987, when the airport improved and the State began the work of installing instruments and expanding the landing / takeoff runway from 1500 m to 2000 m, as well as the passenger terminal for the installation of the line. between Caxias / São Paulo.

Passengers used the 30-seat Brasilia plane from Rio-Sul, comparing flights scheduled between Monday and Friday.

The arrival of the Boeing 737-500 from Rio-Sul signaled the demand and a growing airport evolution in the municipality. In December 1993, tests were started with a modern aircraft to make the Caxias / Congonhas (SP) connection, with a stopover in Porto Alegre.

Gol Linhas Aéreas, which arrived at the Brazilian market with innovations and competitive prices, installed its services at the airport on October 27, 2004. At that time, the first flight with a Boeing 737-700 registered the arrival of 57 passengers and boarded 82 bound for São Paulo.

On November 10, 2011, Azul started offering services with daily lines to Curitiba and Campinas.

Previously operated by DAP with participation of the Municipality of Caxias do Sul, on August 26, 2022 the concession of the facility was transferred entirely to the Municipality.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Azul Brazilian Airlines Campinas
Gol Transportes Aéreos Rio de Janeiro–Galeão (begins 1 October 2023),[3] Rio de Janeiro–Santos Dumont (ends 30 September 2023),[3] São Paulo–Congonhas, São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Brasil Rio de Janeiro–Galeão (begins 4 November 2023),[citation needed] São Paulo–Guarulhos


Below is a summary of statistics related to the facility:[4]

Year PAX Cargo
2014 194,717 470,017Kg
2015 168,382 298,002Kg
2016 181,626 457,659Kg
2017 187,011 485,202Kg
2018 183,175 523,752Kg
2019 208,092 486,239Kg
2020 53,485 159,516Kg

Annual Passenger Traffic on Commercial Flights at Caxias do Sul Airport:


The airport is located 8 km (5 mi) from downtown Caxias do Sul.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Aeródromos". ANAC (in Portuguese). 22 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Rio Grande do Sul passa outorga do aeroporto de Caxias do Sul para o município". Aeroin (in Portuguese). 26 August 2022. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Aeroporto do Galeão se ligará a mais destinos ao receber voos da GOL hoje feitos no Santos Dumont". Aeroin (in Portuguese). 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  4. ^ "Dados Estatísticos". Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-03-09.

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