Salgado Filho International Airport

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Salgado Filho International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Salgado Filho
Salgado Filho06.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Fraport
Serves Porto Alegre
Focus city for Azul Brazilian Airlines
Elevation AMSL 3 m / 11 ft
Coordinates 29°59′38″S 051°10′16″W / 29.99389°S 51.17111°W / -29.99389; -51.17111Coordinates: 29°59′38″S 051°10′16″W / 29.99389°S 51.17111°W / -29.99389; -51.17111
Website Fraport
Map
POA is located in Brazil
POA
POA
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,280 7,481 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 8,012,114 Increase 4.7%
Aircraft Operations 75,738 Decrease 3.7%
Metric tonnes of cargo 21,159 Increase 13.1%
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]
Airport Terminal 2
Check-in area

Salgado Filho International Airport (IATA: POA, ICAO: SBPA) is the airport serving Porto Alegre, Brazil. It is named after the Senator and first Minister of the Brazilian Air Force Joaquim Pedro Salgado Filho (1888–1950). It is operated by Fraport.

History[edit]

Salgado Filho was originally called São João Federal Airport, after the neighborhood where it is located. In the beginning it was an air club, where the first flights landed on May 31, 1923.

In 1932, needing a facility to use its aircraft with landing-gear which were replacing its seaplanes, Varig started using São João Airport as its operational base. However, it was only in 1940 that the first passenger terminal was inaugurated.[4]

On October 12, 1951, São João Federal Airport was renamed Salgado Filho Airport, after the Senator and Minister who died the year before on a crash involving a SAVAG aircraft that departed from Porto Alegre.

In 1953 the old terminal was incorporated into the maintenance facilities of Varig, a new passenger terminal was opened,[5] and runways were paved. Until that year larger aircraft such as Lockheed L-049 Constellations had to land at Canoas Air Force Base.[6] This new terminal is known as Passenger Terminal 2. It underwent major renovations and enlargements between 1969 and 1971 but unable to cope with the increasing traffic, another brand new facility was built. This new facility was named Passenger Terminal 1 and opened on September 11, 2001. Terminal 2 became underused by general aviation and cargo services.

However, in order to cope with the increasing passenger traffic at the airport, on September 8, 2010 a decision was made to renovate Terminal 2 and bring it back into passenger use.[7] It became operational on December 4, 2010.[8]

In January 2018, the airport's operations and administration were taken over by German private airport operator Fraport, which in the previous year had been the winning bidder in an auction from the Brazilian government for the concession of the airport for 25 years. On the same occasion, Fraport also won the concession of Pinto Martins International Airport in Fortaleza, Northeastern Brazil.[9][10]

Facilities[edit]

The total area of the Salgado Filho Airport is about 3,805,810 square metres (40,965,400 sq ft) with 14,750 square metres (158,800 sq ft) of ramp area. Terminal 1 has 37,600 square metres (405,000 sq ft) and 16 gates with jetways. Terminal 2 has 15,540 square metres (167,300 sq ft). In front of Terminal 1 there is a carpark with 1,440 places. Terminal 1 is the first facility in Latin America with a shopping mall.

One of the two TAP Maintenance & Engineering centers in Brazil is located at Salgado Filho International Airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
Amaszonas Paraguay Asunción[11]
Avianca Brazil Brasília, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Avianca Costa Rica Lima, San José (CR)
Avianca Peru Lima
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Campinas, Chapecó, Córdoba, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Foz do Iguaçu, Passo Fundo, Montevideo, Pelotas, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, Rosario, Santa Maria, Santo Ângelo, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Uruguaiana
Seasonal: Punta del Este
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen
Gol Airlines Brasília, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Salvador
LATAM Brasil Brasília, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Salvador
Latam Chile Santiago de Chile (Begins 15 January 2019)
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Florida West International Airways Miami
LATAM Cargo Chile Miami
Total Linhas Aéreas São Paulo-Guarulhos

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is served by rail, taxi, and bus.

Train[edit]

People mover (Aeromóvel) connects the International Airport to the Porto Alegre Metro Airport Station since August 10, 2013.[12] Porto Alegre Metro connects Downtown Porto Alegre with the International Airport and cities of metropolitan area.

Taxi[edit]

Terminals 1 and 2 have taxi services.

Bus[edit]

Bus routes T5, T11, and B09 link Terminal 1 - International Airport to the city of Porto Alegre.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. Archived from the original on 23 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ Beting, Gianfranco; Beting, Joelmir (2009). Varig: Eterna Pioneira (in Portuguese). Porto Alegre and São Paulo: EDIPUCRS and Beting Books. p. 35. ISBN 978-85-7430-901-9. 
  5. ^ Beting, Gianfranco; Beting, Joelmir (2009). Varig: Eterna Pioneira (in Portuguese). Porto Alegre and São Paulo: EDIPUCRS and Beting Books. p. 66. ISBN 978-85-7430-901-9. 
  6. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Está faltando um". 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. p. 96. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  7. ^ "Reformulação do antigo terminal do Aeroporto Salgado Filho é antecipada" (in Portuguese). Zero Hora. September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  8. ^ Andrade, Artur Luiz (December 1, 2010). "Webjet utiliza terminal 2 do Salgado Filho (RS)" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Aeroporto Internacional - Porto Alegre - RS" [International Airport - Porto Alegre - RS] (in Portuguese). Infraero. Retrieved 2018-03-23. 
  10. ^ "Fraport - Porto Alegre Airport". Fraport Porto Alegre. Retrieved 2018-03-23. 
  11. ^ Amaszonas volará a 3 nuevos destinos desde noviembre
  12. ^ "G1 - Com a presença de Dilma, aeromóvel é inaugurado em Porto Alegre - notícias em Rio Grande do Sul". Rio Grande do Sul. 
  13. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 75. 
  14. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Verão de 1942". 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. 42–48. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  15. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 76. 
  16. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "O Electra e o temporal". 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. 61–65. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  17. ^ "Accident description PP-VBI". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  18. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Fogo a bordo". 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. 83–86. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  19. ^ "Accident description PP-SAA". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  20. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Salgado Filho". 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. 102–107. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  21. ^ "Accident description PP-AXJ". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  22. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Erro de navegação". 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. 112–117. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  23. ^ "Accident description PP-VCS". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Incident description PP-VJL". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 

External links[edit]

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