Sal airport

Located on the Sal island, Sal International Airport, also known as Amílcar Cabral Airport, has the largest runway in Cape Verde. With 3,000 meters in length, 45 meters in width and a capacity to receive seven large planes, the Amílcar Cabral International Airport is considered the alternate airport to NASA's Space Shuttel spaceships. Originally called Sal Island International Aerodrome, it was designed in the late 1930s by Engineer Raul Pires Ferreira Chaves, Director of Public Works of Cape Verde at the time, and currently has a maximum capacity to handle around 2,600 passengers/hour.

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