Comandante Gustavo Kraemer Airport

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Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport

Aeroporto Internacional Comandante Gustavo Kraemer
Summary
Airport typePublic
Operator
ServesBagé
OpenedJuly 5, 1946 (1946-07-05)
Time zoneBRT (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL186 m / 610 ft
Coordinates31°23′27″S 054°06′35″W / 31.39083°S 54.10972°W / -31.39083; -54.10972Coordinates: 31°23′27″S 054°06′35″W / 31.39083°S 54.10972°W / -31.39083; -54.10972
Map
BGX is located in Brazil
BGX
BGX
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,500 4,921 Concrete
14/32 1,149 3,770 Grass
Statistics (2021)
Passengers1,870 Increase 5%
Aircraft Operations570 Increase 30%
Metric tonnes of cargo3 Decrease 53%
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website[2] ANAC[3]

Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport (IATA: BGX, ICAO: SBBG) is the airport serving Bagé, Brazil. It is named after Captain Gustavo Kraemer, founder and pilot of the airline SAVAG, killed on an air-crash in 1950.

It is operated by CCR.

History[edit]

The airport opened on July 5, 1946. On February 8, 1952 the airport was renamed after Gustavo Kraemer, who on June 20, 1950 died on an air-crash while piloting an aircraft of SAVAG, an airline of which he was also president.[4]

Previously operated by Infraero, on April 7, 2021 CCR won a 30-year concession to operate the airport.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Azul Conecta Porto Alegre

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at BGX airport. See Wikidata query.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 7 April 1957: a Varig Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando registration PP-VCF operating a flight from Bagé to Porto Alegre crashed during take-off from Bagé following a fire developed in the left main gear wheel well and consequent technical difficulties. All 40 passenger and crew died.[6][7]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 9 km (6 mi) from downtown Bagé.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estatísticas". Infraero (in Portuguese). 14 February 2022. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Aeroporto Internacional Comandante Gustavo Kraemer". Infraero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Aeródromos". ANAC (in Portuguese). 15 October 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  4. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Salgado Filho". 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. 102–107. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.
  5. ^ "Governo federal arrecada R$ 3,3 bilhões com leilão de 22 aeroportos". Agência Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Accident description PP-VCF". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  7. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Incêndio sorrateiro". 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. 153–158. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.

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