Aristides Pereira International Airport
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The Boa Vista Airport ( IATA code: BVC, ICAO code: GVBA, Portuguese Aeroporto da Boavista, or Aeroporto Internacional Aristides Pereira ) is the third international airport of Cape Verde and the only one on the island of Boa Vista in Cape Verde. The name of the airport was originally known as Rabil Airport, but received in November 2011, the new name according to Aristides Pereira, the first president of Cape Verde. He should not be confused with the International Airport Boavista in Brazil's state of Roraima. The next place Rabil is just one kilometer east from it. The island capital of Sal Rei with 2,200 inhabitants, and long stretches of beach is about 5 kilometers away.
The called the "pearl " of Cape Verde desert island is built as a tourist destination for some time. Renowned European investors have built in recent years, luxury apartments and hotels in the Moorish style. The longest and most beautiful beaches of the Cape Verde Islands are located here. Therefore, the government of the archipelago has opened in collaboration with IATA, which contributed technical assistance in planning and organization, built the airport in October 2007. He is currently being served weekly to seasonal part of the following airlines several times.
These are: TACV, ArkeFly, Condor, Hamburg International, Thomas Cook Belgium Airlines, Jetairfly, Halcyonair, Neos, SATA International, White Airways, Thomson Airways, TUIfly TUIfly Nordic, Transavia France. A total of ten airports are served by Boa Vista Rabil directly.
Since the 1990s the Cape Verde since independence from the dryness suffering and languishing island has transformed itself into a small tourist attraction. Mainly western and southern European guests and investors enliven the scene. For sailors and surfers Boa Vista is one of the safest high-wind areas.