Santos Dumont Airport

Santos Dumont Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Santos Dumont Airport
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type = Military/Public
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operator = Infraero
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location = Rio de Janeiro
elevation-f = 11
elevation-m = 3
coordinates = Coord|22|54|37.66|S|43|09|47.28|W|type:airport
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metric-elev = yes
metric-rwy = yes
r1-number = 02R/20L
r1-length-f = 4,341
r1-length-m = 1,323
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 02L/20R
r2-length-f = 4,134
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Santos Dumont Airport airport codes|SDU|SBRJ serves Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the city's second major airport behind the Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport. The Airport is destinated mainly for premium traffic and formerly international. Santos Dumont Airport is located only two kilometers from the city's downtown. The name of the airport honours aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont. Currently, it is administered by Infraero. The airport was Rio de Janeiro's first airport, initially intended for international and transcontinental flights. It was built by architects MMM Roberto (Marcelo, Milton and Mauricio Roberto Doria-Baptista) on reclaimed land, leaving no space for expansion. Its pioneering modernistic architectural features made it into a Brazilian national landmark.

Due to a fire that almost destroyed the main terminal in 1999, the airport was closed for 6 months, and passengers needed to use Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport which is located much farther from the city's downtown.

The airport is famous for having some of the shortest runways in which some Boeing and Airbus aircraft can land on.

Starting from late 2004, the airport handles only flights to Congonhas-São Paulo International Airport and smaller regional flights. In 2007, the airport handled 3,214,415 passengers and 65,689 aircraft movements [ Airport statistics for 2007] .

General Information

* Main Runway: 1320 x 42 m
* Auxiliary Runway: 1260 x 30 m
* Terminal: 19,000 m²
* Annual Capacity: 3.2 million
* Passengers per year: 3,214,415 (2007)
* Regular airline companies: Varig, TAM, Gol, OceanAir, Team, Total, Passaredo.

Airlines and destinations

* Gol Transportes Aéreos (São Paulo-Congonhas)
* TAM Airlines (São Paulo-Congonhas)
* Varig (São Paulo-Congonhas)
* OceanAir (Cabo Frio, Campos dos Goytacazes, Macaé, São José dos Campos, São Paulo-Congonhas, Belo Horizonte-Pampulha, Juiz de Fora, Vitória)
* Team (Macaé, Búzios, Cabo Frio)
* Total Linhas Aéreas (Belo Horizonte-Pampulha, Cabo Frio, Macaé, Ribeirão Preto, Uberlandia, São João del Rey)
* Passaredo linhas Aéreas (Ribeirão Preto)

ee also

* List of the busiest airports in Brazil


External links

* [ Santos-Dumont Airport] (official site, in English)

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