Rio de janeiro airport

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Rio de Janeiro Airport (IATA: GIG; ICAO: SBGL), officially named as Rio de Janeiro-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport is the international airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located in Governador Island, about 20 km from Rio de Janeiro city centre.

Rio de Janeiro Airport (GIG) is connecting the Brazil with the rest of the world. Rio Galeao Airport is the hub for Gol and TAM airlines. It began being a Naval Aviation school in 1923.

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Within the must-see attractions in Rio de Janeiro you can visit Christ the Redeemer, the Tijuca National Park and take a cable ride to the Pao de Açúcar.

In 2016, Rio de Janeiro (GIG) handled 16,103,011 passengers. Rio de Janeiro-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport broke his traffic passenger record with the Games of the XXXI Olympiad  with an estimated influx of 22, 2016, 850 passengers.

Terminal Information

Rio de Janeiro Airport (GIG) is located about 20 km from Rio de Janeiro city centre, concretely it is located in the Governador Island. Getting there takes about 35 minutes by car and more than 1 hour with public transport. It has 2 passenger Terminals:

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Facilities and Services

Rio de Janeiro Airport has a wide number of services and facilities at its passenger Terminals.


A part from several restaurants, cafeterias, dutty free shops, various types of shops, ATM’s, Currency exchange, Wifi access the airport offers many other services and facilities such as:


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At Rio de Janeiro Airport you can use the following transport options to go to Rio de Janeiro city centre:


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About Rio


Being the largest country in Latin America, Brazil is a real home of museums and of the social history heritage.

If you are visiting Rio de Janeiro, you can't miss the Museum of Tomorrow, probably one of the most visited attractions.


Its futuristic building was designed by Santiago Calatrava, and it explores the issues of sustainability and climate change, and predicts future scenarios of our planet based on environmental, social and economic implications.


Contact information:

Adress: Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/nº - Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21941-900, Brazil


Aiport number: +55 21 3004-6050

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