Cesária Évora Airport

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Cesária Évora Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Cesária Évora
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aeroportos Segurança Aérea (ASA)
Serves Mindelo
Location São Vicente, Cape Verde
Hub for TACV Cabo Verde Airlines
Elevation AMSL 20 m / 66 ft
Coordinates 16°49′59.16″N 25°3′24.84″W / 16.8331000°N 25.0569000°W / 16.8331000; -25.0569000Coordinates: 16°49′59.16″N 25°3′24.84″W / 16.8331000°N 25.0569000°W / 16.8331000; -25.0569000
Website www.caboverde.com/ilhas/s-vicen/tacv.htm
Map
VXE is located in Cape Verde
VXE
VXE
Location in Cape Verde
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,975 6,480 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 266,221
Operations 5,146
Metric tonnes of cargo 377[1]

Cesária Évora Airport (Portuguese Aeroporto Internacional Cesária Évora) (IATA: VXE, ICAO: GVSV) is Cape Verde's third most-used airport located on the island of São Vicente, located nearly 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the centre of Mindelo. It is located in the valley area in the west of the island and is north of the village of São Pedro. Its runway is 1,975 metres (6,480 ft) long and its width is 45 metres (148 ft).

History[edit]

The airport was constructed in 1959-1960. It was expanded to be able to host international flights between 2005 and 2009. The airport was officially renamed after the highly acclaimed singer Cesária Évora in 2012.[2] It has a modern terminal of about 11,000 square metres (120,000 sq ft) and has the capacity to process about 500 passengers an hour.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Binter Canarias Praia, Sal
Cabo Verde Express Charter: Sal
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TUI fly NetherlandsAmsterdam

Statistics[edit]

In 2017, the annual passenger number was 266,221, of which 82,892 on international flights. There were 5,146 air operations, of which 780 international. 377 tonnes (371 long tons; 416 short tons) of cargo were transported, of which 227 international.[1]

Passengers[edit]

Year Passengers
2012 210,095
2013 218,416
2016[1] 219,422
2017[1] 266,221

Busiest routes[edit]

Destination Passengers
1 Lisbon, Portugal 29,303
2 Paris, France 11,350
3 Amsterdam, Netherlands 5,096
4 Porto, Portugal 1,140
Source: [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Boletim Estatístico de Tráfego – Ano 2017" (PDF) (in Portuguese). ASA. January 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  2. ^ Inventário dos recursos turísticos do município de S. Vicente, Direcção Geral do Turismo, p. 63
  3. ^ "Article at A Semana" (in Portuguese).

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