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Nelson Mandela International Airport
Praia International Airport.jpg
IATA: RAIICAO: GVNP
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aeroportos Segurança Aérea (ASA)
Location Praia, Cape Verde
Hub for TACV Cabo Verde Airlines
Elevation AMSL 230 ft / 70 m
Coordinates 14°55′27.12″N 23°29′38.04″W / 14.9242°N 23.4939°W / 14.9242; -23.4939Coordinates: 14°55′27.12″N 23°29′38.04″W / 14.9242°N 23.4939°W / 14.9242; -23.4939

Praia International Airport (IATA: RAIICAO: GVNP) is an airport on Santiago Island in Cape Verde. It was opened in late 2005, replacing the old Francisco Mendes International Airport.

It is about 3 kilometres northeast of central Praia in the southeastern part of Santiago Island. At the beginning of 2012, the airport was renamed after Nelson Mandela.[1]

The first flight to the new airport was on October 23, 2005. Even though the airport serves the capital and largest city, Praia, Cape Verde's main international airport is Amílcar Cabral International Airport. This is on the smaller island of Sal.

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