Santa Genoveva Airport

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Santa Genoveva/Goiânia Airport
Aeroporto Santa Genoveva/Goiânia
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Goiânia
Elevation AMSL 747 m / 2,450 ft
Coordinates 16°37′47″S 049°13′36″W / 16.62972°S 49.22667°W / -16.62972; -49.22667Coordinates: 16°37′47″S 049°13′36″W / 16.62972°S 49.22667°W / -16.62972; -49.22667
Website Infraero GYN
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Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 3,312,290
Aircraft Operations 65,019
Metric tonnes of cargo 6,736
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Santa Genoveva/Goiânia Airport (IATA: GYNICAO: SBGO) is the airport serving Goiânia, Brazil.

It is operated by Infraero.

History[edit]

The airport was inaugurated in 1955 although operations started a few years earlier. Since 1974 it is operated by Infraero.

The old passenger terminal was capable of handling 600,000 passengers/year but in the last few years it has been operating beyond its capacity: in 2015 it handled more than 5 times its capacity. On May 9, 2016, a new passenger terminal located on the opposite side of the old and across the runway was opened. It is capable of handling 6,3 million passengers/year.[4]

The government of the state of Goiás, in order to encourage tourism and aviation reduced the tax on petrol from 15% to 3%.[5] After such a reduction there was some interest from airlines to build a hub at Santa Genoveva airport[6] but its present operational limitations prevented the immediate implementation of such a plan.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avianca Brazil Brasília, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Campinas, Cuiabá, Palmas, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Uberlândia
Gol Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Brasília, Rio de Janeiro-Galeao, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos
LATAM Brasil Brasília, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Passaredo Linhas Aéreas Cuiabá, Palmas, Ribeirão Preto

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 8 km (5 mi) from downtown Goiânia.

Future developments[edit]

Due the increasing amount of traffic that the airport has been receiving in the last years, Infraero has decided to build a new passenger terminal, with 27,160 square meters and capacity for handling 2,1 passengers/year in its initial phase. Possibility for enlargements has already been considered in the original project.

The new terminal will have 32 check-in counters and 8 jetways, apart from usual amenities such as stores and restaurants.

The first phase of the works are due to be concluded in 2012 and the second phase in 2014.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Novo aeroporto de Goiânia deve ser inauguado com a presença de Dilma" (in Portuguese). G1. 9 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Schapochnik, Claudio (1 April 2010). "Goiás reduz a alíquota do ICMS sobre querosene de aviação" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Fórum de Turismo anuncia instalação em setembro. Serão 14 voos diários" (in Portuguese). Governo do Estado de Goiás. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Incident description PP-SMU". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Incident description PP-SNT". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Sangue no vôo 375" (in Portuguese). Abril: Veja. 5 October 1988. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 

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