Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport

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Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport (Tirirical)

Aeroporto Internacional Marechal Cunha Machado (Tirirical)
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorInfraero
ServesSão Luís
Elevation AMSL54 m / 178 ft
Coordinates02°35′13″S 044°14′10″W / 2.58694°S 44.23611°W / -2.58694; -44.23611Coordinates: 02°35′13″S 044°14′10″W / 2.58694°S 44.23611°W / -2.58694; -44.23611
Websitewww4.infraero.gov.br/aeroportos/aeroporto-internacional-de-sao-luis-marechal-cunha-machado/
Map
SLZ is located in Brazil
SLZ
SLZ
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,385 7,825 Asphalt
09/27 1,464 4,803 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers1,675,549 Increase 4.9%
Aircraft Operations17,816 Decrease 4.9%
Metric tonnes of cargo5,430 Increase 56.2%
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport (IATA: SLZ, ICAO: SBSL), formerly called Tirirical Airport, is the airport serving São Luís, Brazil. Since 17 October 1985 the airport is named after Marechal Cunha Machado.[4]

It is operated by Infraero.

History[edit]

In 1942, a grass track measuring one thousand meters (runway 09/27), which served the airbase of the Brazilian Army, was the only way that São Luís had to receive flights. Runway 06/24 was built as part of the US base which began operating in 1943. In 1974, the Air Ministry transferred to Infraero technical jurisdiction, administrative and operational airport. The current passenger terminal of Airport Marechal Cunha Machado opened in June 1998 The name of the airport is a tribute to the Air Marshall and Captain Lieutenant Commander Hugo da Cunha Machado, born in Maranhão. In October 2004 it was upgraded to international category.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belém, Belo Horizonte–Confins, Carajás, Recife
Gol Transportes Aéreos Belém, Brasília, Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Brasil Brasília, São Paulo–Guarulhos

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 15 km (9 mi) from downtown São Luís.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estatísticas". Infraero (in Portuguese). 20 February 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Aeroporto Internacional Marechal Cunha Machado". Infraero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Aeródromos". ANAC (in Portuguese). 15 October 2019. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Lei n˚7.383, de 17 de outubro de 1985" (in Portuguese). Senado Federal. 17 October 1985. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Accident description PP-PDX". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  6. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "O mistério do Tirirical". 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. 279–284. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.
  7. ^ "Incident description 3 February 1984". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 4 August 2011.

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