Rio de Janeiro Galeao (GIG) Airport
Rio de Janeiro Galeao GIG Airport Overview
Rio de Janeiro Galeao Jobim International Airport GIG is Brazil's second-busiest Airport (after SaoPaulo Guarulhos). The name of Galeao refers to the close-by beach by that name and Antonio Carlos Jobim is the name of Brazil's famed 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 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.
The passenger terminal complex at Rio de Janeiro Galeao Airport consists of two separate semi-circle passenger terminals -T1 & T2.
Rental car desks for Avis, Hertz, Budget & Localiza are located in the Arrivals area of Terminal 1.
Future Airport Developments: As per the Rio Times, in April 2013 the Goverment announced that in September 2013 operating rights of Galealo Airport will be auctioned off to one of the major foreign operators, in order to speed up the improvement projects needed in place prior to the FIFA World Cup opening in June 2014. Infraero with a current 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.
Av. 20 de Janeiro s/n
Ilha do Governador, RJ, 21942-900
- Website for Rio de Janeiro Galeao: http://www.aeroportogaleao.net/en/
- Contact: http://www.infraero.gov.br/index.php/br/ouvidoria.html
- Phone: +55 21 3398 5050
- View Terminal Map
Rio de Janeiro Galeao GIG Airport Update History
- GIG Airports - Oct 28, 2013
- GIG Timezone - Oct 19, 2013
- GIG Layover - Oct 19, 2013
- GIG Guest Services - Oct 19, 2013
- GIG GMT Offset - Oct 19, 2013
- GIG Email - Oct 19, 2013
- GIG Buses & Trains - Oct 19, 2013
- GIG Airport Intro - Oct 19, 2013
- GIG Food & Stores - Aug 4, 2013
- GIG Main Terminals - Jul 18, 2013
- GIG Official Website Links - Jul 4, 2013
- GIG Airlines Served - Jun 14, 2013