Sao Pedro International Airport is a public airport located on the island of Sao Vicente in the island nation of Cape Verde off the coast of West Africa. At a distance of 5 kilometers from Mindelo Town, this airport is owned and operated by the Aeroportos Seguranca Aerea (ASA), which is a national enterprise of airports and air safety in Cape Verde. Situated at an elevation of 66 feet above mean sea level, this airport lies within the valley area of the island to the north of the village of Sao Pedro. Originally established in the year 1960, this airport was up-graded to international standards in 2005, and has ever since developed to establish itself as a tourist destination. Presently, Sao Pedro International Airport is having a single asphalt surfaced runway measuring 6,480 feet suitably catering to around 5,000 flights each year.
There is a modern passenger terminal spread over an 11,000 square meter area located here with a capacity to handle about 500 passengers every hour. With the help of 6 aircraft stands, 2 gates and 6 check-in counters, this airport on an average is seeing over 175,000 passengers annually use these facilities. Although small in size, basic passenger convenience facilities are available at the airport compatible with standard aviation norms.
This is the third most used airport in Cape Verde and a major boost serving the entire island of Sao Vicente and the neighboring Santo Antao Island. Private taxis and car rental services are also available for passengers at this airport. Moreover, many hotels within this area are providing complementary hotel shuttle services for guests enabling them comfortably travel to and from the Sao Pedro International Airport.