Cesária Évora Airport
|Cesária Évora Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Cesária Évora
|IATA: VXE – ICAO: GVSV|
|Operator||Aeroportos Segurança Aérea (ASA)|
|Location||São Vicente, Cape Verde|
|Hub for||TACV Cabo Verde Airlines|
|Elevation AMSL||66 ft / 20 m|
Cesária Évora Airport (Portuguese Aeroporto Internacional Cesária Évora) (IATA: VXE, ICAO: GVSV) is Cape Verde's third most-used airport located in the island of São Vicente, located nearly 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the centre of Mindelo. It is located in the valley area in the west of the island and is north of the village of São Pedro.
The airport was inaugurated in 1960. Work began in 2005 to turn Cesária Évora Airport into an international airport. On December 22, 2009 the Cesária Évora Airport became the newest international airport in Cape Verde. It has a modern terminal of about 11,000 square meters and has the capacity to process about 500 passengers an hour. The runway, at 1,975 meters long and 45 meters wide, is illuminated.
The airport was officially renamed after the highly acclaimed singer Cesária Évora on March 8, 2012.
Airlines and destinations
|Cabo Verde Express||Charter: Sal|
|Smart Lynx||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|TACV||Praia, Sal, Lisbon, Paris-Charles de Gaulle.|
|TUI Airlines Netherlands||Seasonal: Amsterdam (begins 2 November 2016)|
- Airport information for GVSV at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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