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Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport

Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport (IATA: SLZ, ICAO: SBSL), formerly called Tirirical Airport, is the airport serving São Luís, Brazil. Since 17 October 1985 the airport is named after Marechal Cunha Machado.[4]

Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport (Tirirical)

Aeroporto Internacional Marechal Cunha Machado (Tirirical)
Airport typePublic
ServesSão Luís
Elevation AMSL54 m / 178 ft
Coordinates02°35′13″S 044°14′10″W / 2.58694°S 44.23611°W / -2.58694; -44.23611Coordinates: 02°35′13″S 044°14′10″W / 2.58694°S 44.23611°W / -2.58694; -44.23611
WebsiteInfraero SLZ
SLZ is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,385 7,825 Asphalt
09/27 1,464 4,803 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers1,598,004 Decrease 0.2%
Aircraft Operations18,733 Decrease 4.9%
Metric tonnes of cargo3,495 Increase 26.6%
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

It is operated by Infraero.


In 1942, a grass track measuring one thousand meters (runway 09/27), which served the airbase of the Brazilian Army, was the only way that São Luís had to receive flights. Runway 06/24 was built as part of the US base which began operating in 1943. In 1974, the Air Ministry transferred to Infraero technical jurisdiction, administrative and operational airport. The current passenger terminal of Airport Marechal Cunha Machado opened in June 1998 The name of the airport is a tribute to the Air Marshall and Captain Lieutenant Commander Hugo da Cunha Machado, born in Maranhão. In October 2004 it was upgraded to international category.

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The airport is located 15 km (9 mi) from downtown São Luís.

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  1. ^ "Estatísticas". Infraero (in Portuguese). 7 May 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Aeroporto Internacional Marechal Cunha Machado". Infraero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos". ANAC (in Portuguese).
  4. ^ "Lei n˚7.383, de 17 de outubro de 1985" (in Portuguese). Senado Federal. 17 October 1985. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Accident description PP-PDX". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  6. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "O mistério do Tirirical". 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. 279–284. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.
  7. ^ "Incident description 3 February 1984". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 4 August 2011.

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