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Salgado Filho International Airport

 

Salgado Filho International Airport

Salgado Filho International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Salgado Filho
ICAO: SBPA
WMO: 83971
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Porto Alegre
Elevation AMSL 3 m / 11 ft
Coordinates
Website
Map
POA is located in Brazil
POA
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,280 7,481 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 8,447,307
Aircraft Operations 94,409
Metric tonnes of cargo 20,886
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]
Porto Alegre nonstop domestic flights (as of July 2015).
Porto Alegre nonstop international flights (as of July 2015).
TAM Airlines and Gol Transportes Aéreos airliners at Salgado Filho.
Check-in.
The Gol 737–800 PR-GTA on the Terminal 1, Gate 3 Right.

Salgado Filho International Airport (ICAO: SBPA) is the airport serving Porto Alegre, Brazil. It is named after the Senator and first Minister of the Brazilian Air Force Joaquim Pedro Salgado Filho (1888–1950). It is operated by Infraero.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Terminals, airlines and destinations 2
    • Passenger 2.1
    • Cargo 2.2
  • Ground transportation 3
    • Metro 3.1
    • Taxi 3.2
    • Bus 3.3
  • Accidents and incidents 4
    • Major accidents involving fatalities 4.1
    • Incident 4.2
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Salgado Filho was originally called São João Federal Airport, after the neighborhood where it is located. In the beginning it was an air club, where the first flights landed on May 31, 1923.

In 1932, needing a facility to use its aircraft with landing-gear which were replacing its seaplanes, Varig started using São João Airport as its operational base. However, it was only in 1940 that the first passenger terminal was inaugurated.[4]

On October 12, 1951, São João Federal Airport was renamed Salgado Filho Airport, after the Senator and Minister who died the year before on a crash involving a SAVAG aircraft that departed from Porto Alegre.

In 1953 the old terminal was incorporated into the maintenance facilities of Varig, a new passenger terminal was opened,[5] and runways were paved. Until that year larger aircraft such as Lockheed L-049 Constellations had to land at Canoas Air Force Base.[6] This new terminal is known as Passenger Terminal 2. It underwent major renovations and enlargements between 1969 and 1971 but unable to cope with the increasing traffic, another brand new facility was built. This new facility was named Passenger Terminal 1 and opened on September 11, 2001. Terminal 2 became underused by general aviation and cargo services.

However, in order to cope with the increasing passenger traffic at the airport, on September 8, 2010 a decision was made to renovate Terminal 2 and bring it back into passenger use.[7] It became operational on December 4, 2010.[8]

The total area of the Salgado Filho Airport is about 3,805,810.04 m² with 142,750 m² of ramp area. Terminal 1 has 37,600 m² and 16 gates with jetways. Terminal 2 has 15,540 m². In front of terminal 1 there is a carpark with 1,440 places. Terminal 1 is the first facility in Latin America with a shopping mall.

One of the two TAP Maintenance & Engineering centers in Brazil is located at Salgado Filho International Airport.

Terminals, airlines and destinations

Passenger

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aerolineas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Ezeiza 1
Aerolíneas Argentinas
operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas
Buenos Aires-Aeroparque 1
American Airlines Miami 1
Avianca Brazil Florianópolis, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos 1
Avianca Peru Lima 1
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Campinas, Chapecó, Florianópolis, Joinville, Londrina, Maringá, Navegantes, Pelotas, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, Santa Maria, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Seasonal: Punta del Este (begins 17 December 2015)[9]
2
Copa Airlines Panama City 1
Gol Airlines Brasília, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Campinas, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Seasonal: Santiago
1
TAM Airlines Brasília, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos 1
TAP Portugal Lisbon 1

^1 American Airlines’ flight from MIA to Porto Alegre has a stopover at Curitiba Brazil, however the flight from Porto Alegre to MIA is nonstop. Beginning Feb. 11, 2016 American will no longer operate to Curitiba and the flight will just operate between Miami and Porto Alegre.

Cargo

Airlines Destinations
Florida West International Airways Miami
LAN Cargo Miami
Total Linhas Aéreas São Paulo-Guarulhos

Ground transportation

Metro connects Airport-Downtown.

The International Airport of Porto Alegre is served by rail, taxi, and bus.

Metro

People mover (Aeromóvel) connects the International Airport to the Porto Alegre Metro Airport Station since August 10, 2013.[10] Porto Alegre Metro connects Downtown Porto Alegre with the International Airport and cities of metropolitan area.

Taxi

Terminals 1 and 2 have taxi services.

Bus

The bus lines T5, T11, and B09 link Terminal 1 - International Airport to the city of Porto Alegre.

Accidents and incidents

Internal view.

Major accidents involving fatalities

  • February 28, 1942: a Varig Junkers Ju-52/3m registration PP-VAL crashed shortly after take-off from Porto Alegre. Seven of the 23 occupants died, including 2 crew members.[11][12]
  • June 20, 1944: a Varig Lockheed 10 A/E Electra registration PP-VAQ on approach to Porto Alegre after a flight from Pelotas during a storm crashed on the waters of Guaíba river. All 10 passengers and crew died.[13][14]
  • August 2, 1949: a Varig Curtiss C-46AD-10-CU Commando registration PP-VBI operating a flight from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport to Porto Alegre made an emergency landing on rough terrain near the location of Jaquirana, approximately 20 minutes before landing in Porto Alegre, following fire on the cargo hold. Of the 36 passenger and crew aboard, 5 died.[15][16]
  • June 30, 1950: a SAVAG Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar registration PP-SAA, flying from Porto Alegre to São Borja in bad weather collided against a hill, caught fire and crashed near the location of São Francisco de Assis. All 10 occupants died, including the founder of SAVAG and pilot, Gustavo Kraemer, and Joaquim Pedro Salgado Filho, senator and first Minister of Air Force in Brazil.[17][18]
  • October 14, 1952: an Aerovias Brasil Douglas C-47-DL registration PP-AXJ operated by Real Transportes Aéreos en route from São Paulo-Congonhas to Porto Alegre struck high ground while flying under adverse conditions over the location of São Francisco de Paula. Of the 18 passengers and crew aboard, 14 died.[19][20]
  • October 18, 1957: a Varig Douglas C-47A-80-DL registration PP-VCS operating a cargo flight from Porto Alegre crashed upon take-off. The crew of two died.[21]

Incident

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ "Movimento operacional da rede Infraero de janeiro a dezembro de 2013" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Infraero. February 4, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ Beting, Gianfranco; Beting, Joelmir (2009). Varig: Eterna Pioneira (in Portuguese). Porto Alegre and São Paulo: EDIPUCRS and Beting Books. p. 35.  
  5. ^ Beting, Gianfranco; Beting, Joelmir (2009). Varig: Eterna Pioneira (in Portuguese). Porto Alegre and São Paulo: EDIPUCRS and Beting Books. p. 66.  
  6. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Está faltando um". 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. p. 96.  
  7. ^ "Reformulação do antigo terminal do Aeroporto Salgado Filho é antecipada" (in Portuguese). Zero Hora. September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  8. ^ Andrade, Artur Luiz (December 1, 2010). "Webjet utiliza terminal 2 do Salgado Filho (RS)" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ http://radiomontecarlo.com.uy/2015/07/18/mas/turismo/aerolinea-azul-realizara-vuelos-entre-brasil-y-punta-del-este/
  10. ^ (Portuguese)Com a presença de Dilma, aeromóvel é inaugurado em Porto Alegre
  11. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 75. 
  12. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Verão de 1942". 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. 42–48.  
  13. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 76. 
  14. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "O Electra e o temporal". 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. 61–65.  
  15. ^ "Accident description PP-VBI". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  16. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Fogo a bordo". 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. 83–86.  
  17. ^ "Accident description PP-SAA". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  18. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Salgado Filho". 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. 102–107.  
  19. ^ "Accident description PP-AXJ". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  20. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Erro de navegação". 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. 112–117.  
  21. ^ "Accident description PP-VCS". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Incident description PP-VJL". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 

External links

Infraero (20/01/2014). Movimento operacional da Rede Infraero 20/01/2014. Visitado em 04/02/2014.

  • Airport information for SBPA at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  • Airport information for SBPA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  • Current weather for SBPA at NOAA/NWS
  • Accident history for POA at Aviation Safety Network
  • Salgado Filho Photo Archive at airliners.net
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