Amílcar Cabral International Airport

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The Amilcar Cabral International Airport is the largest and most important airport of Cape Verde on the island of Sal, he is named after the Cape Verdean independence fighter and politician Amilcar Cabral since independence in 1975 has been named.

Originally, the airport was built as a military airfield of the fascist Axis powers by the Mussoliniregime to secure the route Southern Europe and Latin America.

1949, the airport was completed as a civilian airport. During the apartheid policy, the Organization of African Unity imposed an overflight embargo on South African commercial aircraft and allowed only stopovers on Sal in Europe and North America traffic. In addition, during the operating life of the Space Shuttle to the airport was a possible emergency landing in the event of an unscheduled landing.