Manaus International Airport – Eduardo Gomes
Aeroporto Internacional de Manaus – Eduardo Gomes
|Serves||Manaus metropolitan area|
|Location||Manaus, AM, Brazil|
|Opened||March 26, 1976|
|Focus city for||Azul Brazilian Airlines|
|Time zone||Time in Brazil (UTC−04:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||80 m / 264 ft|
Sources: Airport Website, ANAC
Manaus International Airport – Eduardo Gomes( IATA : MAO, ICAO : SBEG) is the airport serving Manaus, Brazil. It is named after Brazilian politician and military figure Air Marshal Eduardo Gomes (1896–1981).
Manaus International Airport replaced Ponta Pelada Airport as the main public airport of Manaus in 1976. Ponta Pelada was then given the name Manaus Air Force Base and began handling exclusively military operations.
The construction of the airport began in 1972 and it was officially inaugurated on 31 March 1976 by a domestic flight operated by a Boeing 727-100 of Cruzeiro do Sul air services and the crew commanded by captain Netto, first officer Alves and second officer Rodrigues. It was then the most modern airport in Brazil and the first one to operate with jet bridges. Though originally planned to be named Supersonic Airport of Manaus, it had its official name changed to Eduardo Gomes by the law 5.967 of 11 December 1973.
The airport has two passenger terminal buildings. Passenger Terminal 1 receives domestic and international flights and Passenger Terminal 2, opened on 12 March 1985, receives general aviation and some regional flights. Furthermore, the airport has three cargo terminals, opened in 1976, 1980 and 2004. They have a total area of 49,000 square metres (530,000 sq ft) and can process up to 12,000 t/month of cargo. Cargo Terminals 1 and 2 handle goods for export and Cargo Terminal 3 for import.
On 31 August 2009, Infraero unveiled a BRL793.5 million (US$316.1 million; EUR292.2 million) investment plan to upgrade Eduardo Gomes International Airport focusing on the preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Brazil, Manaus being one of the venue cities. The investment was invested as follows:
Even though the World Cup started in June 2014, the airport's refurbishment was not completed in time for the event; however, the works being held at the airport did not interfere in the airport's activities throughout the World Cup.
In terms of cargo handled, Manaus is the third-busiest in Brazil, behind São Paulo-Guarulhos and Campinas.[ citation needed ]
The Brazilian Integrated Air Traffic Control and Air Defense Center section 4 (Cindacta IV) is located in the vicinity of the airport.
|Azul Brazilian Airlines||Belém, Boa Vista, Campinas, Porto Velho, Recife, Santarém, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Tabatinga, Tefé|
|Copa Airlines||Panama City–Tocumen|
|Gol Transportes Aéreos||Belém, Brasília, Fortaleza, Orlando, Porto Velho, Rio Branco, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Santarém, São Paulo–Guarulhos|
| Gol Transportes Aéreos |
operated by TwoFlex
|LATAM Brasil||Belém, Boa Vista, Brasília, Fortaleza, Miami, São Paulo–Guarulhos|
|MAP Linhas Aéreas||Altamira, Belém, Carauari, Eirunepé, Lábrea, Parintins, Santarém, Tefé|
|Rima a||Charter: Lábrea, Porto Velho|
|Total Linhas Aéreas a||Charter: Carauari, Coari, Porto Urucu|
a. ^ Air taxi company and airline operating regular charter flights.
|Avianca Cargo||Bogotá, Medellín-JMC|
|LATAM Cargo Colombia||Campinas-Viracopos, Miami|
|LATAM Cargo Brasil||Asunción, Belém, Belo Horizonte-Confins, Bogota, Brasília, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cabo Frio, Cali, Campinas, Caracas, Ciudad del Este, Curitiba, Guayaquil, Lima, Medellín-Córdova, Miami, Quito, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Valencia (VE)|
|LATAM Cargo Mexico||Mexico City, Guadalajara, Merida, San Jose da Costa Rica, Panama City-Tocumen, Quito, Guayaquil|
The airport is located 14 km (9 mi) north of downtown Manaus.
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