Rio de Janeiro Galeao (GIG) Airport

Rio de Janeiro Galeao GIG Airport Overview

Rio de Janeiro Tom Jobim International Airport GIG (formerly referred to as 'Galeao Airport') has a  new logo 'RIOgaleao International Airport Tom Jobim' - named after its new concession holder RIOgaleao. It  is the larger of  two Rio de Janeiro Airports (the other being Santos Dumont) and the second-largest Airport in Brazil (after SaoPaulo Guarulhos).  Tom Jobim is the name of Brazil's legendary  musician.

GIG Airport is located on Governador Island, 20 km from the famed city of Rio de Janeiro, and can be reached from the south, north and west of Rio de Janeiro by the these three access routes: Linha Vermelha and Linha Amarela freeways and Avenida Brasil.
With a very long runway and over 17 million yearly passengers, Rio de Janeiro Galeao Airport is hub to Gol and TAM airlines and is served by a host of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

Tom Jobim Airport can be contacted within the City toll-free at 080 727 1234 or by fax 61 3312 3013.

On-Airport Hotels:
The 4-star Luxor Hotel (tel. 021 2468 8998) is located on level 3 of Terminal 1 and offers business services and meeting rooms.
The 3-star Hotel Pousad (tel. 021 3398 3852) is on level 1 of Terminal 1.  (A 24-hr hotel reservation desk is on level 3 of Terminal 1.) 
Rio Aeroporto Hotel (http://www.rioaeroportohotel.com.br/home/ )

Rio de Janeiro Galeao Airport currently has two passenger terminals -T1 & T2.    Note that Tom Jobim  Airport is one of the Brazilian airports to get 'facial recognition technology of NEC's NeoFace Watch solution.

Present & Future Airport Developments:   Passenger service is now available in both Portuguese & English.  As RIOgaleao is still preparing the Airport for the Olympic Games in August 2016, it is - or already has been - adding new restaurants, 47 new aircraft parking spaces, 26 new jet bridges, 68 new check-in desks and 2,640 more passenger parking spaces.  As of late April 2016 the following projects have been completed:
- the new Pier /concourse, covering an area of 100,000 sq.meters;
- replacing 32 boarding bridges and adding 26 new ones;
- expanding the duty-free area to 8,000 sq.meters and expanding the commercial area to 21,500 sq.meters;
- adding 12 new immigration counters and 28 new elevators;
- adding new overhead signs; and overhauled the air conditioning system.
- expanded the new Aiport mobile application, and added 2,700 parking spaces.
- Pre-Games 'Fitness regime' started April 26, 2016.  
- The new independent Plaza Premium luxury lounge opened.


  • Address:
    Av. 20 de Janeiro s/n
    Ilha do Governador, RJ, 21942-570
    Brazil
  • Website for Rio de Janeiro Galeao: http://www.riogaleao.com/en/
  • Phone: +55 21 3004 6050

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