Rio de Janeiro • Santos Dumont Airport [SDU/SBRJ] Brazil 05/04/16

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Santos Dumont Airport (IATA: SDU, ICAO: SBRJ) operated by Infraero. is the second major airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Originally known as Calabouço Airport, and later in 1936 named Santos Dumont Airport (Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont 1873–1932) In 1936, the runway was extended to 2,300 feet (700 m) and on 30 November it received its first commercial flight, a VASP Junkers Ju 52 aircraft flying from São Paulo–Congonhas. Also in 1936 that the construction of a new passenger terminal began but it was only in 1947 that its construction was completed. This building continues to be used to the present day. With the gradual shift of international operations to Galeão Airport, opened in 1952, Rio de Janeiro–Santos Dumont lost its place as an international hub, but for many years retained its position of a major hub for domestic traffic, particularly the air shuttle service (Portuguese: Ponte Aérea) between SDU and CGH airport, the first of its kind in the world. Santos Dumont has slot restrictions operating with a maximum of 19 operations/hour, being one of the five airports with such restrictions in Brazil.
Gallery of SDU # 2016 Pictures by Andrés ALIOTTA / AWP Team

Gallery of SDU # 2016

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