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Marechal Rondon International Airport

Marechal Rondon International Airport (IATA: CGB, ICAO: SBCY) is the airport serving Cuiabá, Brazil, located in the adjoining municipality of Várzea Grande. It is named after Marshall Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon (1865–1958), a Brazilian explorer.

Marechal Rondon International Airport

Aeroporto Internacional Marechal Rondon
Aeroporto Marechal Rondon - Várzea Grande-MT - panoramio.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeroeste
ServesCuiabá
LocationVárzea Grande, Brazil
Elevation AMSL188 m / 617 ft
Coordinates15°39′00″S 056°07′03″W / 15.65000°S 56.11750°W / -15.65000; -56.11750Coordinates: 15°39′00″S 056°07′03″W / 15.65000°S 56.11750°W / -15.65000; -56.11750
WebsiteInfraero CGB
Map
CGB is located in Brazil
CGB
CGB
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 2,300 7,546 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers3,032,149 Increase 5.2%
Aircraft Operations48,406 Decrease 0.7%
Metric tonnes of cargo8,575 Increase 74.0%
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

It is operated by Aeroeste.

HistoryEdit

Marechal Rondon International Airport was inaugurated in 1956 but operated precariously until the first passenger terminal building was completed in 1964.

Infraero became the operator of the airport in 1975 and in 1996 it was upgraded to international status.

The first phase of the construction of the new passenger terminal was completed on 30 June 2006. The second phase will involve the demolition of the old terminal building and the construction of the enlargement of the new passenger terminal on its place.

On 31 August 2009, Infraero unveiled a BRL30.9 million (US$16.3 million; EUR11.4 million) investment plan[4] to up-grade Marechal Rondon International Airport focusing on the preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Brazil, Cuiabá being one of the venue cities. The investment was distributed in the renovation of passenger the terminal, parking and access to the airport.

On March 15, 2019 Aeroeste won a 30-year concession to operate the airport.[5]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Accidents and incidentsEdit

AccessEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estatísticas". Infraero (in Portuguese). 7 May 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Aeroporto Internacional Marechal Rondon". Infraero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
  4. ^ Rittner, Daniel; Braga, Paulo Victor (31 August 2009). "Infraero vai gastar R$5 bi em reforma de aeroportos". Valor Econômico (in Portuguese). pp. A4.
  5. ^ "Governo obtém R$ 2,377 bilhões em concessão de aeroportos em blocos". ANAC (in Portuguese). 15 March 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Accident description PP-AKF". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  7. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Melancia voadora". 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. 194–196. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.
  8. ^ "Accident description PP-BTH". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Accident description PT-JSC". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Accident description PT-GJN". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  11. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Obstáculo imprevisto". 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. 342–344. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.

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