airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport (GIG IATA) (Galeão International Airport), is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the country's second-busiest international airport.


The airport is named after Praia do Galeão (Galleon Beach), which is in front of the present passenger terminal of the Brazilian Air Force. It is the largest airport site in terms of area in Brazil. Since 2014 it has been operated by the concessionary Rio Galeão, a consortium formed by the Brazilian investor Odebrecht and Changi Airport Group, with a minority participation of the government-owned company Infraero, the previous operator.The new concessionary has been using the brand name RIOgaleão – Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim.

Rio Galeão has revised, modified and upgraded the construction of a new pier with 26 new bridges, a new apron for 97 aircraft, and 2,640 car parking spaces have been added in 2016-17.


Terminal 1

  • Azul Linhas Aéreas, Flyways, Gol

Terminal 2

  • Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Avianca, Condor, Copa Airlines, Delta, Edelweiss, Emirates, Iberia, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Passaredo, Royal Air Maroc, TAAG, TAP Portugal, United Airlines

Ground transportationEdit

The airport is 20 km from the city center of Rio de Janeiro. Several buses, taxis, Metro and Transfer company is available to reach the airport from city center.

Get aroundEdit


Eat and drinkEdit





The airport has following ATMs in concern Terminals:

Terminal 1:

  • Bradesco - 3rd floor
  • Caixa Econômica Federal - 3rd floor
  • Banco do Brasil – 3rd floor
  • Itaú - 3rd floor
  • Santander - 3rd floor
  • HSBC - 3rd floor, 1st floor

Terminal 2:

  • Bradesco – 1st floor and 3rd floor
  • Caixa Econômica Federal -1st floor and 3rd floor
  • Itaú - 1st floor
  • Santander - 1st floor and 2nd floor
  • HSBC - 2nd floor – Departures, 3rd floor


  • Rio Aeroporto Hotel, Av. Vinte de Janeiro, S/N, Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 21941-570, Brazil (3rd floor of Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Terminal 1)), +55 (21) 3383-9800, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. The hotel has a restaurant, sauna, gym and free Wi-Fi, ideal for those with long connections at the airport.


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