Santa Maria Airport (Sergipe)

Aracaju–Santa Maria International Airport (IATA: AJU, ICAO: SBAR) is the airport serving Aracaju, Brazil.

Aracaju–Santa Maria International Airport

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Aeroporto Internacional de Aracaju–Santa Maria
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAENA
ServesAracaju
OpenedJanuary 19, 1958 (1958-01-19)
Time zoneTime in Brazil (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL7 m / 23 ft
Coordinates10°59′07″S 037°04′24″W / 10.98528°S 37.07333°W / -10.98528; -37.07333Coordinates: 10°59′07″S 037°04′24″W / 10.98528°S 37.07333°W / -10.98528; -37.07333
Websitewww.aenabrasil.com.br/pt/aeroportos/aeroporto-internacional-santa-maria-aracaju/index.html
Map
AJU is located in Brazil
AJU
AJU
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,200 7,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Passengers620,601 Decrease 45%
Aircraft Operations8,946 Decrease 37%
Metric tonnes of cargo1,135 Decrease 58%
Statistics: Aena[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

It is operated by AENA.

HistoryEdit

Although it had been in operation since the beginning of the 1950s, the official opening of the airport took place on 19 January 1958.

In 1961 began the first renovation of the airport complex, with an extension of the runway and enlargement of the passenger terminal.

In 1975 Infraero became the administrator of the airport, which later invested in further extension of the runway (completed in 1993) and in great enlargement of the passenger terminal (completed in 1998).

In 2012 the airport has already started the last extension through the construction of a completely new passenger terminal which will double its capacity.[4]

Previously operated by Infraero, on March 15, 2019 AENA won a 30-year concession to operate the airport.[5]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

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

Accidents and incidentsEdit

AccessEdit

The airport is located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from downtown Aracaju.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Informações Estatísticas". Aena Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Aeroporto Internacional de Aracaju-Santa Maria". AENA Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Aeródromos". ANAC (in Portuguese). 15 October 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Obra de ampliação do aeroporto de Aracaju já tem data para iniciar". Agência Sergipe de notícias. Archived from the original on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Governo obtém R$ 2,377 bilhões em concessão de aeroportos em blocos". ANAC (in Portuguese). 15 March 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Accident description PP-LPG". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  7. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Linhas Aéreas Paulistas". 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. 108–111. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.

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