Santa Maria Airport (Rio Grande do Sul)

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Santa Maria Airport
Aeroporto de Santa Maria
Santa Maria Airport (Rio Grande do Sul) 2017 002.jpg
The check-in area at Santa Maria Airport
Airport type Public/Military
Operator Brazilian Air Force
Serves Santa Maria
Elevation AMSL 88 m / 289 ft
Coordinates 29°42′39″S 053°41′32″W / 29.71083°S 53.69222°W / -29.71083; -53.69222Coordinates: 29°42′39″S 053°41′32″W / 29.71083°S 53.69222°W / -29.71083; -53.69222
RIA is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,700 8,858 Concrete
02/20 1,400 4,593 Asphalt
Sources: World Aero Data,[1] ANAC[2]

Santa Maria Airport (IATA: RIAICAO: SBSM) is the airport serving Santa Maria, Brazil.

It is operated by the Brazilian Air Force.

Some of its facilities are shared with the Santa Maria Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.


In 1944 the President of Brazil Getúlio Vargas allocated an area of 4 million square meters near Santa Maria with the purpose of building an aerodrome. The works were conducted on an urgent basis, with the collaboration of the United States Army and it was finally opened in April 1945.

Since 1971, with the creation of the Santa Maria Air Force Base, civil and military facilities are shared.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Azul Brazilian Airlines Porto Alegre


The airport is located 11 km (7 mi) east of downtown Santa Maria.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Santa Maria Airport Information". World Aero Data. 
  2. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 

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