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Santa Cruz Viru Viru (VVI) Airport

Santa Cruz Viru Viru VVI Airport Overview

Santa Cruz Viru Viru International Airport VVI is now Bolivia's busiest airport and serves the country's south-eastern part including  Santa Cruz de la Sierra, its second-largest and most industrialized city with over 1.5 million inhabitants.The City of Santa Cruz, located in the more tropical region of Bolivia, offers first-class hotels, fine restaurants, a great museum and colonial churches. Santa Cruz residents seem to be more of European heritage, and Spanish is the prevailing language.  
Viru Viru Airport is operated by Sabsa, a state-owned entity.

VVI Airport is located within the province of Andres Ibanez, is near the City of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, and can easily be accessed from motorway 7 (Santa Cruz-Montero).  Airport Contact: tel. 171 - 3385000.

With a long runway, and an estimated 0.8 million passengers a year, Viru Viru International Airport is hub to Boliviana de Aviaction and is served by a number of international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.  American Airlines serves Viru Viru from Miami Airport.

Viru Viru International Airport has one passenger terminal. Among the services offered by the Airport are the following: for tourist, hotel & transportation information go to the booth located in the Main Hall. The banks and ATMs accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Electron, Maestro & Cirrus.  A foreign exchange service is available on level 2 of International Arrivals; duty-free shops and luggage storage are located in the connecting passage between the Main Hall and Domestic Arrivals. 
There are a number of places to eat and shop (duty-free is cheaper than anywhere else), as well as rental car facilities.
Parking options for long- and short-term parking are available in covered and non-covered parking facilities.

Present & future Airport developments:  The Bolivian Government in 2013 pledged to invest $125M in airport upgrades by  third quarter of 2014. However, as the operating Consortium SABSA (Abertis & Aena) were nationalized in early 2013, there is no news available as to the current Airport status.


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