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.) 
A third hotel close to Terminal 2 has recently opened - no name available.

Rio de Janeiro Galeao Airport has two passenger terminals -T1 & T2.  

Present & Future Airport Developments: The operator & concessionaire 'RIOgaleao' added since August 2014 a total of 44 new commercial enterprises, while 6,000 sq.meters of retail space will be added.  Passenger service will be available in both Portuguese & English; other improvements include  review of remote arriving/ departing air  transport system; addressing waste collection system; review first aid system; & provide network suppport & IT equipment to expand airport's infrastructure.  RIOgaleao is also preparing the Airport for the 2016 Olympic Games, by adding new restaurants, 47 new aircraft parking spaces, 26 new jet bridges, 68 new check-in desks and 2,640 more passenger parking spaces.
Furthermore, By early Spring 2016 the new independent Plaza Premium luxury lounge will open.
Note that Tom Jobim  Airport is one of the Brazilian airports to get 'facial recognition technology of NEC's NeoFace Watch solution.

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

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