Marechal Rondon International Airport

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Marechal Rondon International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Marechal Rondon
Aeroporto Internacional Marechal Rondon.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Cuiabá
Location Várzea Grande, Brazil
Elevation AMSL 188 m / 617 ft
Coordinates 15°39′00″S 056°07′03″W / 15.65000°S 56.11750°W / -15.65000; -56.11750Coordinates: 15°39′00″S 056°07′03″W / 15.65000°S 56.11750°W / -15.65000; -56.11750
Website Infraero CGB
Map
CGB is located in Brazil
CGB
CGB
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 2,300 7,546 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 3,308,289
Aircraft Operations 62,031
Metric tonnes of cargo 6,494
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Marechal Rondon International Airport (IATA: CGBICAO: SBCY) is the airport serving Cuiabá, Brazil, located in the adjoining municipality of Várzea Grande. It is named after Marshall Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon (1865–1958), a Brazilian explorer.

It is operated by Infraero.

History[edit]

Marechal Rondon International Airport was inaugurated in 1956 but operated precariously until the first passenger terminal building was completed in 1964.

Infraero became the operator of the airport in 1975 and in 1996 it was upgraded to international status.

The first phase of the construction of the new passenger terminal was completed on 30 June 2006. The second phase will involve the demolition of the old terminal building and the construction of the enlargement of the new passenger terminal on its place.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
ASTA Linhas Aéreas Água Boa, Confresa, Juara, Juína, São Félix do Araguaia
Avianca Brazil Brasília, Campo Grande, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Azul Brazilian Airlines Alta Floresta, Barra do Garças, Belo Horizonte-Confins, Cacoal, Campinas, Campo Grande, Curitiba, Goiânia, Ji-Paraná, Londrina, Porto Alegre, Porto Velho, Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru(scheduled), Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, Rondonópolis, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Sinop, Sorriso, Vilhena
Gol Airlines Brasília, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos
LATAM Brasil Brasília, São Paulo-Congonhas, Rio de Janeiro

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 10 km (6 mi) from downtown Cuiabá.

Future developments[edit]

On 31 August 2009, Infraero unveiled a BRL30.9 million (USD16.3 million; EUR11.4 million) investment plan[10] to up-grade Marechal Rondon International Airport focusing on the preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Brazil, Cuiabá being one of the venue cities. The investment will be distributed in the renovation of passenger the terminal, parking and access to the airport, with completion due in October 2012.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Accident description PP-AKF". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Melancia voadora". 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. 194–196. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  6. ^ "Accident description PP-BTH". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Accident description PT-JSC". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Accident description PT-GJN". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Obstáculo imprevisto". 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. 342–344. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  10. ^ Rittner, Daniel; Braga, Paulo Victor (31 August 2009). "Infraero vai gastar R$5 bi em reforma de aeroportos". Valor Econômico (in Portuguese). pp. A4. 

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