Viru Viru International Airport (VVI)

Regarded as Bolivia’s largest airport, Viru Viru International Airport (VVI Airport) is the lifeline of the country. It serves all domestic, international, and regional flights from Europe, South American, and North America. The airport has a capacity to handle the operations of aircraft up to Boeing 747-400. 

Santa Cruz Viru Viru International Airport (VVI Airport) commenced its operations in 1983 to replace El Trompillo Airport. It soon became the main hub for international flights in the country including Bolivia’s biggest airline Boliviana de Aviacion. 

Viru Viru International Airport Wiki

The following table is an overview of VVI Airport indicated below:

AirportViru Viru International Airport
Airport TypePublic
ServesSanta Cruz de la Sierra
Hub forLínea Aérea Amaszonas, Transportes Aéreos Bolivianos
Viru Viru Airport CodeVVI
Viru Viru Airport Terminals2
Viru Viru International Airport Runway1
Viru Viru International Airport Coordinates17°38′41″S 63°08′07″W
Viru Viru Airport Address9V26+J33, Av. G77, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Official Website
Official Phone Number591 3 852 118
Elevation1,225 ft / 373 m

Viru Viru Airport Code

Viru Viru Airport code is VVI. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport. Located at a height of 373 meters above sea level,  Viru Viru International Airport serves Santa Cruz de la Sierra.


Viru Viru Airport Map

The Viru Viru Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Viru Viru International Airport Runway (VVI)

Santa Cruz Viru Viru International Airport (VVI Airport) is serviced by a single concrete runway 16/34. This runway welcomes more than 2 million passengers on its strip annually. 

16-3411,483 ft148 ftConcreteYes

Viru Viru Airport Terminal VVI

Apart from being one of the best airports in the country, this facility is also famous for its state-of-the-art terminal. It hosts lounges, multi-cuisine, and ATMs among other amenities. 

Nearest Airports to Viru Viru International Airport (VVI)

Some of the closest airports to VVI Airport are:

  • Vallegrande Airport : 85.63 miles 
  • San Javier Airport : 104.64 miles
  • Ascension Airport : 118.5 miles 
  • Conception Airport : 127.01 miles 
  • San Jose Airport : 157.94 miles 

Airlines Operating from Viru Viru International Airport (VVI)

The following airlines operate from Santa Cruz Airport:

  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Air Europa
  • Amaszonas
  • Boliviana de Aviacion
  • Conviasa
  • Copa Airlines
  • EcoJet
  • Gol Transportes Aereos
  • LATAM Brasil
  • LATAM Chile
  • LATAM Peru

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