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São Pedro Airport
is Cape Verde
The Republic of Cape Verde is an island country, spanning an archipelago of 10 islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa...
's third most-used airport located in the island of São Vicente
São Vicente , also Son Visent or Son Sent in Cape Verdean Creole, is one of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. It is located between the islands of Santo Antão and Santa Luzia, with the Canal de São Vicente separating it from Santo Antão.- Geography :The island is roughly rectangular in shape...
, located nearly 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the centre of Mindelo
For the parish in Portugal, see Mindelo, PortugalMindelo , is a port city in the northern part of the island of São Vicente in Cape Verde. Mindelo is also the seat of the parish of Nossa Senhora da Luz, and this island's municipality...
and serves the entire island and the island of Santo Antão. It is located in the valley area of the island and is north of the village of São Pedro
São Pedro is the small fishing town situated in the southwest of the island municipality of São Vicente, Cape Verde. The island's airport is just slightly to the northeast. It is located 7 km southwest of Mindelo, the island capital and is the soouthwesternmost point of the road...
. The IATA code prefix represents the second name of the island name and is São V
nte, the X is used for letters that are out of use and are taken by other airports in the world. he last two letters of the ICAO code is S
icente. The airport was inaugurated in 1960.
Work began in 2005 to make São Pedro into an international airport. On December 22nd, 2009 the Sao Pedro Airport became the newest international airport in Cape Verde. This feat will contribute much to the well-being of the residents of Sao Vicente as well as Cape Verde islanders as a whole. It has a modern terminal of about 11,000 square meters and has the capacity to process about 500 passengers an hour. The runway, (1,975 meters long), and (45 meters wide) is illuminated.
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