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Porto Alegre Airport Information

Salgado Filho International Airport (IATA: POA) is the airport in the capital of the Rio Grande do Sul state, Porto Alegre city, Brazil. The airport is 6 km (≈3.5 mi) from Porto Alegre's city center.

This is the main hub between Brazil and the southern cone in terms of movement of aircraft, passengers, air cargo and mail-posting as stated on the Infraero webpage.

Salgado Filho International Airport is the first airport in Latin America with a shopping mall.

In 2008, the airport handled 4,931,464 passengers and 72,445 aircraft movements, placing it as the 7th busiest airport in Brazil in terms of passengers.

Here are some of the major Airlines that service Salgado Filho International Airport:

  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Avianca Brazil
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • BQB Lineas Aereas a
  • Gol Airlines
  • NHT
  • TACA Peru
  • TAM Airlines
  • TAM Airlines operated by Pantanal Linhas Aereas
  • TRIP
  • Webjet

The above mentioned information is taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salgado_Filho_International_Airport.

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