Santos Dumont International Airport (SDU)

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Santos Dumont Airport (IATA: SDU; ICAO: SBRJ), or also called Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport, is the second airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located just 2 km from Rio de Janeiro city centre and it is the 6th largest airport in terms of passenger influx.

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport is connecting many Brazilian cities between them. Santos Dumont Airport is located on Guanabara Bay, near Botafogo, between the famous Sugar Loaf mountain and the long Rio-Niteroi Bridge.

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Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport was renamed to honour the Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont. It started to be operative several decades ago, in the 30's.

In 2016, Santos Dumont Airport handled 9,065,905 passengers. It works as the hub for Azul Brazilian Airlines, with many Brazilian city destinations such as: Brasília, Sao Paulo-Congonhas, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Porto Seguro etc...

Terminal Information

The Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) is located in Guanabara Bay, just 2 km away from Rio de Janeiro city centre. It has 2 passenger Terminals:

- Terminal 1: it has no airlines or gates. Terminal 1 has baggage claim, customs, currency exchange , ATM, post office and many other services and facilities...

- Terminal 2:
it houses all the airlines: Avianca Brazil, Azul Brazilian Airlines, GOL Airlines, LATAM Brasil and TRIP.

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Services and Facilities

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) offers many services and facilities such as:


- Banking and ATM

- Baggage Carts

- Baggage Claim

- Business services

- Medical services

- Lost and Found

- Pets and Animals

- Religious Facilities

- Currency Exchange

- Mail and Post

- Parking services

- Persons with reduced mobility services

- Transport servies to Rio de Janeiro city

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Santos Dumont Airport has the following transport options:

- Bus: there are several bus options which connect Santos Dumont Airport with Rio city centre.
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- Minibus: there is also the minibus option to go from Santos Dumont Airport to Rio city centre.

- Taxi: a ride to Rio city centre takes between 10 minutes.
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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.


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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