Montes Claros Airport - Mário Ribeiro (MOC)

Located in the north of the state of Minas Gerais, Montes Claros is considered a regional industrial hub. In addition to large industries, the municipality has a significant commerce and service sector. In this context, Montes Claros Airport – Mário Ribeiro has assumed an increasingly relevant role in the development of the city and neighboring municipalities, facilitating and enabling integration with several capitals and other cities in Brazil.
With capacity for 1.5 million passengers per year, the Montes Claros airport terminal began to be managed by Aena Brasil on November 16, 2023, after the concessionaire purchased a block of 11 Brazilian airports in an auction by the National Aviation Agency Civil (Anac), carried out in 2022. As it already manages, since 2020, six terminals in the Northeast, Aena Brasil runs, in total, 17 airports in the country. The company is part of the Spanish group Aena, considered the largest airport operator in the world in terms of number of passengers.
Montes Claros Airport, located 422 kilometers from the capital of Minas Gerais, has had daily flights to Belo Horizonte since 2010. To cope with the growing movement, in 2021, the passenger terminal underwent renovations and had its physical space expanded by 153%. Currently, the lobby occupies an area of more than 1,800 square meters, with service counters equipped with scales and treadmills.