Afonso Pena Airport Code CWB

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE PR, 83010-900

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON -25°-31'-42"S / -49°-10'-32"W


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Station ID: SBCT
Observation Time: 05/03/2021 10:09 am

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About Afonso Pena Airport Code

Afonso Pena Airport code is CWB. This three-letter IATA code is derived from the name of the city Curitiba in Brazil. This airport is located at a height of 911 meters above sea level. 

About Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB)

Named after the 6th President of Brazil, Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB Airport) is one of the busiest in the country primarily operating in Curitiba. The airport was built by the Brazilian Air Force Ministry in collaboration with the United States Army during World War II. It has since undergone various transformations–from being a site of heavy military movement to cargo operations to now a passenger terminal. 

Being one of the busiest airports of the country famous for carnivals, tropical beaches, and exquisite waterfalls, this facility sees over 66,371 aircraft operations annually. According to an official statistic released by the airport authority, the airport welcomes over 6 million passengers from all over the globe. 

Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB Airport) is an integral part of Brazil as it hosts a melange of cultures in its heart every day. Major passenger airlines that serve at the airport are Azul Brazilian Airlines, Gol Transportes Aereos, and LATAM Brasil. 

Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB) Runways

There are two asphalt runways at the airport: 15/33 and 11/29. Runway 15/33 is ILS CAT II equipped and there are discussions among authorities to upgrade it to ILS CAT III to accommodate more aircraft movements. 

This main runway has also been renovated many times to allow smooth movements of heavy cargo aircraft. 

Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB) Terminal

Regarded as the world’s fourth-best airport, Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB Airport) features an equally plush terminal facility that can give its counterparts a run for their money. In 2014, Brazil hosted FIFA World Cup for which the entire facility underwent a whopping USD 16 million renovation plan. The terminal got new taxiways and aprons. 

Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB Airport code) terminal is spread across an area of 45,000 meters square. It hosts on-site parking lots, a mall, and a museum among other facilities. This facility is designed to handle more than 15 million passengers annually. There are 14 jetways as well. 

Nearest Airports to Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB)

  • Municipal Airport : 40.44 miles 
  • Lauro Carneiro De Loyola Airport : 53.55 miles 
  • Blumenau Airport : 89.27 miles
  • Navegantes Airport : 98.62 miles 
  • Arapoti Airport : 106 miles

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB)

  • Azul Brazilian 
  • Gol Transportes Aereos
  • LATAM Brasil

Major Cargo Airlines Operating from Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB)

  • Avianca Cargo
  • Cargolux 
  • Cargolux Italia 
  • LAN Cargo
  • Lufthansa Cargo
  • Total Linhas Aereas

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
11-29 5,906 ft 148 ft Asphalt No
15-33 7,267 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes
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