Eduardo Gomes International Airport

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Manaus International Airport – Eduardo Gomes

Aeroporto Internacional de Manaus – Eduardo Gomes
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Airport typePublic
Operator Infraero
Serves Manaus metropolitan area
Location Manaus, AM, Brazil
OpenedMarch 26, 1976 (1976-03-26)
Hub for
Focus city for Azul Brazilian Airlines
Time zone Time in Brazil (UTC−04:00)
Elevation  AMSL 80 m / 264 ft
Coordinates 03°02′28″S060°03′02″W / 3.04111°S 60.05056°W / -3.04111; -60.05056 Coordinates: 03°02′28″S060°03′02″W / 3.04111°S 60.05056°W / -3.04111; -60.05056
Website Infraero MAO
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Location in Brazil
Direction LengthSurface
11/292,7008,858 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers2,827,615 Increase2.svg 6.9%
Aircraft Operations39,199 Increase2.svg 5.9%
Metric tonnes of cargo111,966 Decrease2.svg 0.5%
Statistics: Infraero [1]
Sources: Airport Website, [2] ANAC [3]

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).



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Terminal 1
View of Eduardo Gomes International Airport's runway 11 with TAM Airlines Airbus A330-200 holding short. Manaus city center is at the background PistaaeroportodeManaus.jpg
View of Eduardo Gomes International Airport's runway 11 with TAM Airlines Airbus A330-200 holding short. Manaus city center is at the background

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. [4]

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. [5]

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. [6]

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: [7]

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. [8]

Airlines and destinations


American Airlines Miami
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belém, Boa Vista, Campinas, Porto Velho, Recife, Santarém, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Tabatinga, Tefé
Avior Airlines Caracas
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen
Gol Transportes Aéreos Belém, Brasília, Fortaleza, Orlando, [9] Porto Velho, Rio Branco, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Santarém, São Paulo–Guarulhos
Gol Transportes Aéreos
operated by TwoFlex
Maués, Parintins
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
Cargolux Luxembourg
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

Accidents and incidents


The airport is located 14 km (9 mi) north of downtown Manaus.

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