Ilhéus Jorge Amado Airport

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Ilhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport
Aeroporto de Ilhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado
O Aeroporto de Ilhéus - Jorge Amado, Ilhéus, Bahia, Brasil.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Ilhéus
Elevation AMSL 4 m / 13 ft
Coordinates 14°48′54″S 039°02′00″W / 14.81500°S 39.03333°W / -14.81500; -39.03333Coordinates: 14°48′54″S 039°02′00″W / 14.81500°S 39.03333°W / -14.81500; -39.03333
Website Infraero IOS
Map
IOS is located in Brazil
IOS
IOS
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 1,577 5,174 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 576,965 Decrease 6.4%
Aircraft Operations 9,005 Decrease 7.0%
Metric tonnes of cargo 1,365 Increase 8.1%
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Ilhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport (IATA: IOSICAO: SBIL), is the airport serving Ilhéus, Brazil. Since March 12, 2002 it is named after the writer Jorge Amado de Faria (1912–2001), who was born in the nearby city of Itabuna.

It is operated by Infraero.

History[edit]

The history of air transportation in Ilhéus is almost as old as the one of Brazil. In the 1930s, seaplanes of Syndicato Condor used to land at Ilhéus on their routes linking cities of the Brazilian coast. In 1939 the airport, then called Aeroporto do Pontal, was opened. The runway was paved in 1950.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avianca Brazil Brasília, Salvador da Bahia
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Campinas, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Gol Airlines Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Guarulhos
LATAM Brasil Brasília, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, São Paulo-Congonhas

Access[edit]

The airport is located 3 km (2 mi) from downtown Ilhéus.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 

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