Brasilia Kubitschek (BSB) Airport
Brasilia Kubitschek BSB Airport Overview
NOTE: 1. BSB Airport is now operated by a consortium named 'Inframerica' (tel. +55 61 3214 6798), which is to invest R$2.5 million over the next 25 years, upgrading & expanding the Airport and increasing passenger capacity gradually to 41 million a year (see below).
2. Brasilia's new concession operator Engevix won a 20-year concession for the Airport.
Kubitschek Airport is located 11 km from downtown Brasilia - accessible via the Rodovia do Aeroporto DF-047 (off the Eixao Sul motorway, and forms a circle road around parking & Terminal .
With two long runways and around 16 million passengers annually, Brasilia International Airport is served by domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. Delta has scheduled flights to Atlanta, and American Airlines has flights to Miami.
The closest hotel to the Airport is the Nobile Lake Side Convention & Restort hotel l(tel. 8866 538 0317), located 3.7 miles from the Airport.
The passenger terminal complex at Brasilia International Airport currently consists presently of two terminals - T1 & T2. Note that renovation & expansion work has been completed for Terminals 1 & 2, while a new Terminal 3 is under construction, as well as a new parking facility. The only map offered by the Airport site is a very basic Google map showing the outline of the boarding area with gates 1 - 30 on three sides. Hopefully better maps will soon be available.
Terminal 1 of Brasilia Kubitschek Airport has two levels: The ground level contains the arrivals gates and baggage claim, while the first level houses the ticket and check-in counters, a commercial area and the departure gates with gateway to gates 1-7 at left end, and gates 8-13 on the main concourse. Moving walkways will get you to the Concourses
Services and amenities inside Terminal 1: Aside from the many food & retail concessions, Terminal 1 offers banking facilities, rental car counters, left-luggage area, travel agency, VIP lounge; first aid station; and the Information desk inside the Departure hall. On the second level is a mall with four cinemas, restaurants and shops, as well as a viewing terrace.
Terminal 2 of Brasilia Kubitschek Airport with North & south piers (Concourses) - opened in 2010 and recently extended - has arrivals & departures on the ground level; Its facilities include a restaurant, pharmacy, rental cars, and shuttles to Terminal 1.
Amenities & Services are to include a shopping mall featuring entertainment, leisure, restaurants and hospitality options; free high-speed Wi-Fi without password or access restrictions; self-checkin CUSS system kiosks; baggage dropoff merged with baggage handling system; a new banking area; single boarding location & expanded security checkpoints expediting clearance; a people mover connecting terminal to piers; and a very large VIP lounge.
At the new South Concourse (for domestic flights) of T2, the first stage of construction was completed April 2014 with a new Departure Lounge for domestic flights with 20,000 sq.meters of space, easy transfer via conveyor belts, 10 boarding bridges, ample seating, restaurants & shops, and natural light with views of the apron. By mid-May the new aircraft overpass was completed, connecting the new runway to the Main Terminal - and will double the aircrafts circulating the area.
At the North Concourse (for international flights) of T2- opened May 2014 (and since added another 8 boardig bridges, aside from 43 remote operation points) has15,000 sq.meters of space.
Note: Dufry International, which has a 10-year contract, is making sweeping changes by introducing new restaurants in the vastly expanded areas. All establishments will charge market price - the same as you would pay in the City. Food & drink, as well as shops & duty-frees, will be available to shoppers of all economic levels.
The new VIP room - one of the largest in the world, will offer a host of services & amenities.
'Miniestadio Football' will flag Budweiser and offer food & gaming entertainment.
International airlines currently serving the terminals: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air France, American, Copa, Delta, & TAP;
National airlines currently serving the terminals: Avianca, Azul, GOL, PassAredo, SETE , TAM & TRIP.
Parking options at Brasilia International include long- and short-term parking within easy walking distance of the passenger terminals.