Rabil International Airport is an airport located on the island of Boa Vista in the island nation of Cape Verde, approximately at a distance of 455 kilometers west of the coast of Western Africa. This public airport is 6 kilometers to the south-east of Sal Rei City which is the capital of the island of Boa Vista and the third largest city of Cape Verde. The island of Boa Vista is the easternmost island of Cape Verde spread over an area of 620 square kilometers and has successfully established itself as a tourism hub for the country.
Situated at an elevation of 69 feet above mean sea level, the Rabil International Airport is operated by the Aeroportos Seguranca Aerea (ASA), which is a national enterprise of airports and air safety in Cape Verde. With a new asphalt surfaced runway measuring 8,014 feet, this airport has opened for international air traffic since the last quarter of the year 2007 and is remarkably catering to around 3,500 flight movements every year.
This newest international airport of Cape Verde is having a single passenger terminal with 2 aircraft stands with an annual capacity of serving over 300,000 passengers. There are two gates opening onto the tarmac at this terminal supported by 6 check-in desks, and 2 baggage claim belts. Apart from the requisite basic infrastructure as per norms, other passenger convenience facilities at this airport include a bank, ATM machines, currency exchange counters and various stalls for last minute purchases. Provision for car rental services and private metered taxis are available for visitors wanting to move downtown Sal Rei. There also are a few hotel shuttle services being operated to and from the Rabil International Airport for travelers seeking comfortable accommodate options within Boa Vista.