Pico Airport (Portuguese: Aeroporto do Pico) (IATA: PIX, ICAO: LPPI) is an airport located 8 km (5.0 mi) from Madalena on the Portuguese island of Pico in the archipelago of the Azores.
== History ==
The first studies were completed to construct a runway for the remote island of Pico during the post-War era when, instead, a final decision in 1946 saw the construction of an aerodrome on the island of Faial. It was only on 5 May 1976, when the construction of a runway and terminal building began on the island of Pico, under the initiative of the Portuguese army, but completed under the administration of the Regional Government of the Azores.The runway was inaugurated on 25 April 1982: at the time the runway was only 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) long, with limited capabilities for large aircraft.
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