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Salgado Filho International Airport

Salgado Filho International Airport
Salgado Filho International Airport
Airport information
IATAPOA
ICAOSBPA
Airport typePublic
OperatorInfraero
ServesPorto Alegre
Elevation3 m (11 ft)
Statistics2010
Passengers6676216
Aircraft Operations90625
Metric tonnes of cargo19636

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Salgado Filho International Airport is the airport serving Porto Alegre, Brazil. It is named after the Senator and first Minister of the Brazilian Air Force Joaquim Pedro Salgado Filho (1888 1950), killed on June 20, 1950 in an accident with an aircraft which departed from Porto Alegre.

In 2010 the airport was ranked 8th in terms of transported passengers and aircraft operations and 10th in terms of cargo handled in Brazil, placing it amongst the busiest airports in the country. It is operated by Infraero.


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