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Congonhas-São Paulo Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
ServesSão Paulo
Elevation802 m (2631 ft)
Aircraft Operations204961
Metric tonnes of cargo23963

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Congonhas/São Paulo Airport is one of the three commercial airports serving São Paulo, Brazil. The airport is named after the neighborhood where it is located, formerly called Vila Congonhas, property of the descendants of Lucas Antônio Monteiro de Barros (1767 1851), Viscount of Congonhas do Campo, first president of the Province of São Paulo after the independence of Brazil in 1822, during the Empire. Congonhas, in turn, is the name of the shrub Congonha-do-campo (Luxemburgia polyandra, of the Ochnaceae family).

In 2010, the airport was ranked 2nd in terms of transported passengers and aircraft operations in Brazil, placing it amongst the busiest airports in the country.

It is owned by the City of São Paulo and operated by Infraero.

Congonhas has slot restrictions operating with a maximum of 30 operations/hour, being one of the three airports with such restrictions in Brazil.

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