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Osvaldo Vieira International Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Guinea-Bissau
Airport typePublic
Elevation39 m (129 ft)

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Osvaldo Vieira International Airport is an airport that serves the city of Bissau, the capital city of Guinea-Bissau. It is the only international airport in the country.

Osvaldo Vieira International Airport has one runway, heading 03/21, with a length of 10,498 feet (3200 m). The altitude of this runway is 127 feet (39 m). This runway is also one of the three in Guinea-Bissau that are paved. There is currently only one intercontinental route, flown by TAP Portugal three times a week to Lisbon, Portugal. Senegal Airlines has daily flights to Dakar, while TACV flies twice a week to Praia via Dakar.

The airport had to be closed on June 7, 1998 due to intense fighting in and around Bissau. It was officially reopened in July 1999 when a TAP Portugal plane carrying Prime Minister Francisco Fadul, along with numerous other dignitaries from both Portugal and Guinea-Bissau, landed at Osvaldo Vieira.

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