Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport

Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport (IATA: VIX, ICAO: SBVT), formerly called Goiabeiras Airport after the neighborhood where it is located, is the airport serving Vitória, Brazil. It is named after Eurico de Aguiar Salles (1910–1959) a local politician and law professor.

Vitória-Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport (Goiabeiras)

Aeroporto de Vitória-Eurico de Aguiar Salles (Goiabeiras)
Vitória Airport Logo.png
VIX Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorFlughafen Zürich AG
ServesVitória
Focus city forGol Transportes Aéreos
Elevation AMSL3 m / 10 ft
Coordinates20°15′29″S 040°17′11″W / 20.25806°S 40.28639°W / -20.25806; -40.28639Coordinates: 20°15′29″S 040°17′11″W / 20.25806°S 40.28639°W / -20.25806; -40.28639
Websitevix.aseb-airport.com/pt-br/
Map
VIX is located in Brazil
VIX
VIX
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,750 5,741 Asphalt
02/20 2,058 6,752 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers3,339,405 Increase 7.9%
Aircraft movements42,132 Decrease 0.5%
Metric tonnes of cargo18,785 Increase 1,028.2%
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

It s operated by Flughafen Zürich AG.

HistoryEdit

The airport handles domestic flights, and has the capacity to receive medium-sized aircraft such as the Boeing 737 and the Airbus 320.[4]

In 2005 renovation works started at the airport. Projects included a passenger terminal located on a second runway and a control tower. The old terminal was converted into an international cargo terminal. The construction costed initially BRL 300 million, was paralyzed several times in 2006 and 2007 leaving construction virtually abandoned and delayed by overpricing and diversion of funds. It was finished on April 2018.[5]

On March 15, 2019 Flughafen Zürich AG won a 30-year concession to operate the airport.[6]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belo Horizonte–Confins, Campinas, Recife, Rio de Janeiro–Santos Dumont
Gol Transportes Aéreos Brasília, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Rio de Janeiro–Santos Dumont, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo–Congonhas,São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Brasil Brasília, Rio de Janeiro–Santos Dumont, São Paulo–Congonhas, São Paulo–Guarulhos

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
LATAM Cargo Brasil Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Miami
Total Linhas Aéreas Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • 19 December 1949: an Aerovias Brasil Douglas C-47A-30-DK Dakota III registration PP-AXG, disappeared when on a training flight after taking-off from Vitória. It probably crashed at sea. All 6 passengers and crew died.[7]
  • 3 April 1955: an Itaú Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando registration PP-ITG struck a hill 2 miles short of the runway while on an instrument approach to Vitória. The crew of 3 died.[8]
  • 9 May 1962: a Cruzeiro do Sul Convair 240-D registration PP-CEZ on final approach to Vitória struck a tree at a height of 40m, 1,860m short of the runway. It should have been at 150m. Of the 31 passengers and crew aboard, 28 died.[9][10]

AccessEdit

The airport is located 10 km (6 mi) from downtown Vitória.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estatísticas". Infraero (in Portuguese). 20 February 2020. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Aeroporto de Vitória VIX". Flughafen Zürich AG (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Aeródromos". ANAC (in Portuguese). 15 October 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Aeroporto de Vitória é o pior do país, constata Infraero" (in Portuguese). Folha Vitória. 6 March 2012. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Com obra no PAC, ampliação do aeroporto de Vitória tem 41 meses de atraso" (in Portuguese). Transparência Capixaba. 3 March 2010. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Governo obtém R$ 2,377 bilhões em concessão de aeroportos em blocos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Accident description PP-AXG". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Accident description PP-ITG". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Accident description PP-CEZ". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  10. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "O velho lutador". 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. 204–207. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.

External linksEdit