Caxias do Sul Airport
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Hugo Cantergiani Regional Airport
Aeroporto Regional Hugo Cantergiani
|Serves||Caxias do Sul|
|Time zone||Time in Brazil (UTC−03:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||754 m / 2,474 ft|
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.
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.
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.
Airlines and destinations
|Azul Brazilian Airlines||Campinas|
|Gol Transportes Aéreos||São Paulo–Guarulhos|
|LATAM Brasil||São Paulo–Guarulhos|
Passenger and Cargo Movement
Below is a summary of statistics related to the facility:
Annual Passenger Traffic on Commercial Flights at Caxias do Sul Airport:
The airport is located 8 km (5 mi) from downtown Caxias do Sul.