List of airports in Cape Verde

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This is a list of airports in Cape Verde, which have been historically an important infrastructural need for the economy and development of the country, since being an archipelago makes it impossible to have terrestrial links between the main cities and towns. As such, in addition to frequent maritime connections, every island except Brava and Santo Antão has a domestic airport.

Praia Airport, which was opened to international flights on September 2005, caters mainly to the Cape Verdian diaspora; Sal Airport, which previously handled all international flights, currently serves mainly the tourist industry of Sal Island. In late 2009 the São Pedro Airport on the island of São Vicente became an international airport.


Island City / town ICAO[1] IATA[1] Airport name Coordinates Passengers (2017)[2]
Boa Vista Rabil GVBA BVC Aristides Pereira International Airport 16°8′11″N 022°53′20″W / 16.13639°N 22.88889°W / 16.13639; -22.88889 (Aristides Pereira International Airport (Boa Vista)) 512,778
Fogo São Filipe GVSF SFL São Filipe Airport 14°53′7″N 024°28′49″W / 14.88528°N 24.48028°W / 14.88528; -24.48028 (São Filipe Airport (São Filipe)) 72,949
Maio Porto Inglês GVMA MMO Maio Airport 15°9′22″N 023°12′49″W / 15.15611°N 23.21361°W / 15.15611; -23.21361 (Maio Airport (Porto Inglês)) 15,100
Sal Espargos GVAC SID Amílcar Cabral International Airport 16°44′32″N 022°56′56″W / 16.74222°N 22.94889°W / 16.74222; -22.94889 (Amilcar Cabral International Airport (Sal)) 1,092,789
Santiago Praia GVNP RAI Nelson Mandela International Airport 14°56′29″N 023°29′5″W / 14.94139°N 23.48472°W / 14.94139; -23.48472 (Nelson Mandela International Airport (Praia)) 662,356
São Nicolau Preguiça GVSN SNE São Nicolau Airport 16°35′18″N 024°17′3″W / 16.58833°N 24.28417°W / 16.58833; -24.28417 (São Nicolau Airport (Preguiça)) 27,038
São Vicente São Pedro GVSV VXE Cesária Évora Airport (International) 16°50′0″N 025°3′20″W / 16.83333°N 25.05556°W / 16.83333; -25.05556 (Cesária Évora Airport (São Pedro)) 266,221
Defunct airports
Brava Brava GVBR BVR Esperadinha Airport 14°51′52″N 024°44′46″W / 14.86444°N 24.74611°W / 14.86444; -24.74611 (Esperadinha Airport (Brava))
Fogo Mosteiros GVMT MTI Mosteiros Airport 15°2′42″N 024°20′24″W / 15.04500°N 24.34000°W / 15.04500; -24.34000 (Mosteiros Airport (Fogo))
Santiago Praia GVFM Francisco Mendes International Airport 14°55′26″N 23°29′38″W / 14.924°N 023.494°W / 14.924; -023.494 (Francisco Mendes International Airport (Praia))
Santo Antão Ponta do Sol GVAN NTO Agostinho Neto Airport 17°12′11″N 025°5′27″W / 17.20306°N 25.09083°W / 17.20306; -25.09083 (Aeródromo Agostinho Neto (Ponta do Sol))

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ a b Great Circle Mapper: Airports in Cape Verde
  2. ^ "Boletim Estatístico de Tráfego – Ano 2017" (PDF) (in Portuguese). ASA. January 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.