Brazil's First Airport Dedicated to Executive Aviation Opens in São Paulo

According to João Doria, Catarina is a step further in the process of decommissioning the Campo de Mars

São Paulo

JHSF, a Brazilian real estate holding company, opened on Monday (16) the first private airport in the country focused on business aviation in the city of São Roque, in the interior of São Paulo, about 60 km from the capital.

Catarina Airport is located in an area of 5.2 million square meters, about 65 km from São Paulo, 60 km from Rodovia Presidente Castelo Branco.

Catarina airport - Divulgação

By helicopter, it is possible to travel between the city of São Paulo and the airport in about 15 minutes.

Catarina's runway is 2,470 meters and is larger than Congonhas airport in São Paulo, which is about 1,940 meters. JHSF expects the airport to operate up to 200,000 landings and takeoffs per year, including from intercontinental business jets.

The control tower for air traffic services will be capable of approaching aircraft by precision instruments and shall operate 24 hours a day, every day of the week.

The venture also has Catarina Fashion Outlet mall and Catarina Corporate Center, with offices, in a total area of 7 million square meters.

"We developed this venture about ten years ago when we identified and opportunity  to contribute to the improvement of business aviation infrastructure and services," said José Auriemo Neto, JHSF's controller.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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