Rio Branco International Airport
|Rio Branco-Plácido de Castro International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional de Rio Branco-Plácido de Castro
|Elevation AMSL||193 m / 633 ft|
Rio Branco-Plácido de Castro International Airport (IATA: RBR, ICAO: SBRB) is the airport serving Rio Branco, Brazil. Since April 13, 2009 the airport is named after José Plácido de Castro (1873–1908) a politician leader of the Acrean Revolution.
It is operated by Infraero.
The airport was opened on November 22, 1999 as a replacement to Presidente Médici International Airport, which was then closed.
Airlines and destinations
|Gol Airlines||Belém, Brasília, Cruzeiro do Sul, Fortaleza, Porto Velho, Manaus, São Paulo-Guarulhos|
|LATAM Brasil||Brasília, Porto Velho|
|Rio Branco Aerotaxi a||Feijó, Tarauacá|
a.^ Air taxi company operating regular charter flights.
Accidents and incidents
- 30 August 2002: a Rico Linhas Aéreas Embraer EMB 120ER Brasília registration PT-WRQ, operating flight 4823 en route from Tarauacá to Rio Branco crashed on approach to Rio Branco during a rainstorm, 1.5 km short of the runway. Of the 31 passengers and crew aboard, 23 died.
The airport is located 25 km (16 mi) from downtown Rio Branco.
- "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
- "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero.
- "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
- "Lei n˚11.917, de 9 de abril de 2009" (in Portuguese). Lei Direto. April 13, 2009. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
- "Accident description PT-WRQ". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 13, 2011.