Boa Vista International Airport

Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede International Airport (IATA: BVB, ICAO: SBBV) is the airport serving Boa Vista, Brazil. Since April 13, 2009 the airport is named after Atlas Brasil Cantanhede (1917-1973), a pilot and politician who in the 1950s pioneered aviation in Roraima state.[4] It is the northernmost Brazilian airport served by scheduled flights.

Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede International Airport

Aeroporto International de Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede
Entrada do Aeroporto Internacional de Boa Vista - Atlas Brasil Cantanhede, Boa Vista RR.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorInfraero
ServesBoa Vista
Elevation AMSL84 m / 276 ft
Coordinates02°50′29″N 060°41′32″W / 2.84139°N 60.69222°W / 2.84139; -60.69222Coordinates: 02°50′29″N 060°41′32″W / 2.84139°N 60.69222°W / 2.84139; -60.69222
WebsiteInfraero BVB
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BVB is located in Brazil
BVB
BVB
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,700 8,858 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers309,204 Increase 9.0%
Aircraft Operations5,229 Increase 5.0%
Metric tonnes of cargo1,238 Increase 72.9%
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

It is operated by Infraero.

Some of its facilities are shared with the Boa Vista Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.

HistoryEdit

The airport was opened on February 19, 1973, and underwent its first renovation in 1998. The runway, terminal and the apron were then enlarged. On September 14, 2009 a second major renovation was completed increasing the capacity of the airport to handle 330,000 passengers/year, the terminal area to 7,000 square metres (75,300 sq ft), parking space and installing two jetways.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Azul Brazilian Airlines Manaus
Seasonal: Belém
Gol Transportes Aéreos Brasília
LATAM Brasil Brasília, Manaus

AccessEdit

The airport is located 4 km (2 mi) from downtown Boa Vista.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estatísticas". Infraero (in Portuguese). 7 May 2019. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Aeroporto Internacional Atlas Brasil Cantanhede". Infraero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos". ANAC (in Portuguese).
  4. ^ "Lei n˚ 11.920, de 9 de abril de 2009" (in Portuguese). Lei Direto. April 9, 2009. Retrieved April 10, 2011.

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