Rio de Janeiro Galeao (GIG) Airport
Rio de Janeiro Galeao GIG Airport Overview
Airport operations: While Airport operator Infraero will maintain 49 percent, a joint consortium owns now the remaining 51 percent.
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 flyers served each year, 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.
Galeao Airport can be contacted within the City toll-free at 080 727 1234 or by fax 61 3312 3013.
NOTE: Passengers needing to transfer to Santos Dumont Airport should take the Express Bus 2145 (operated by Real Auto Onibus), which runs via Central Bus Station & downtown every 20 mins, 5:30am-10:30pm. Bus ticket counters are in the arrivals area of both terminal.
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.)
A third hotel close to Terminal 2 has recently opened - no name available.
Rio de Janeiro Galeao Airport has two passenger terminals -T1 & T2.
Rental car desks are located in the Arrivals area of Terminal 1.
Future Airport Developments: The present & new operators are to prepare / upgrade Galeao Airport for the upcoming summer Olympics in 2016:
1. Infraero, still the current Airport operator with a 49 percent operating share, will foot the bill for the first round of improvements, involving complete renovations of both terminals, with gate & runway improvements to end year-end 2014, when passenger capacity should reach 43 million passengers a year. New co-operators with a 51 percent share (Grupo Odebrecht 60 percent; Changi Airports 40 percent) are responsible for for years 2014- to 2039.
2. Also Singapore Group & Odebrecht together bought the 25-year concession rights - intending to add more upscale shops & restaurants.
Av. 20 de Janeiro s/n
Ilha do Governador, RJ, 21942-570
- Website for Rio de Janeiro Galeao: http://www.infraero.gov.br/index.php/br/aeroportos/rio-de-janeiro/aeroporto-internacional-do-rio-de-janeiro.html
- Phone: +55 21 3398 5050 or 0800 727 1234