Cheap Flights to Araxa

Romeu Zema Airport is a public airport that serves Araxá, Brazil, located four kilometres (two miles) from downtown Araxá. It is named after Romeu Zema, a local entrepreneur. The airport is elevated at 999 metres (3,276 feet) above mean sea level and can be found on the map at these coordinates: 19°33′38″S 046°57′56″W. It has one asphalt runway, directed 15/33, with a length of 1,900 metres (6,234 feet).

What to see & do

Araxá is a municipality located in southwest Minas Gerais state, Brazil, named after the Indian tribe "Araxas" who used to reside here at the time it was first discovered. The name means “the place from where the sun is seen first.” It is comprised of 10 municipalities: Araxá, Campos Altos, Ibiá, Nova Ponte, Pedrinópolis, Perdizes, Pratinha, Sacramento, Santa Juliana, and Tapira. According to the 2012 census, Araxá had a population of 95,888. The municipality area is 1,283 square kilometres, with 345 square kilometres making up the urban perimeter. The city centre is elevated at 973 metres, and the municipality’s highest point is Serra da Bocaina with 1,359 metres, and the lowest point is Rio Capivara with 910 metres. Araxá has mines of niobium (columbium), which is used in jet engine components, rocket sub-assemblies, and heat-resisting and combustion equipment. In addition, it is also a major producer of phosphate concentrate, which is vital for the fertiliser production.

The municipality earned a reputation in Brazil for its spa, which utilises medicinal mud and mineral waters. Another known spot and a centre of attraction in Araxá is the Grand Hotel, one of the most emblematic hotels in the country. Since its opening in 1944, the hotel became the stage for huge social, political, and cultural events, thereby introducing an era of splendour to Araxá and the inland region of the state. In fact, "Dona Beja," one of Brazil's most famous soap operas, was filmed here. Other notable areas that are worth visiting include Calmon Barreto Museum in Rua Doutor Franklin de Castro; Zema Museum in Avenida Getulio Vargas; SESIMINAS - Araxá Theater in Estrada de acesso; Araxá Memorial in Avenida Antonio Carlos; Image and Sound Museum in Rua Olegario Maciel; Museum of the Holy Church of Saint Sebastian in Avenida Vereador Joao Sena; Arvore Dos Enforcados in Rua Gustavo M. Oliveira; and Mirante Do Cristo in Rua Padre Anchieta.

How to get around within Araxá

Araxá is linked to Brazil’s main economic centres via access to a system of federal and state highways that include BR 452 (Araxá/Uberlândia/Tupaciguara), BR 262 (Belo Horizonte/Vitória/Corumbá), and MG 428 (reaches as far as the border of Minas Gerais - São Paulo). No other information about other modes of transportation is currently available.

How to get there

Romeu Zema Airport is served by one airline, Azul Brazilian Airlines, which offers flights to and from Belo Horizonte-Pampulha, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Uberaba, and Uberlândia. These destinations are all within Brazil.

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