Brasilia Kubitschek (BSB) Airport
Brasilia Kubitschek BSB Airport Overview
NOTE: BSB Airport is now operated by the 'Inframerica' consortium, which is to invest heavily over the next 25 years, by upgrading & expanding the Airport and gradually increasing passenger capacity.
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 over 19 million passengers annually, Brasilia International Airport is hub to Avianca, GOL & TAM, and is served by domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
A shuttle runs between Terminals 1 & 2 and the Base Concept Hotel. (The closest hotel outside of the Airport is the Nobile Lake Side Convention & Restort hotel l(tel. 8866 538 0317) - 3.7 miles from the Airport.
TERMINAL LAYOUT & DETAILS:
The passenger terminal complex at Brasilia International Airport currently consists of two terminals under one roof: T1 & T2 (also connected by shuttle buses). From the air you will see a new long building, with two 'arms' at each end pointing northwards- representing the North & South Concourses /Piers. Airline Gates 1 - 35 are distributed as follows:
- the Main Terminal has gates 12 - 17;
- the North Concourse gates 1 - 10 & 32 - 35; and
- the South Concourse gates 18 - 31.
International airlines currently serving the terminals: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air France, American, Austral, Copa, Delta, & TAP;
National airlines currently serving the terminals: Avianca, Azul, GOL, Passaredo, SETE , TAM & TRIP.
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 amoving walkway will get you to the Concourse gates.
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.
Dufry International, which has a 10-year contract, is making sweeping changes by introducing new restaurants in the vastly expanded areas. All establishments 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. For information on Dufry Shopping Megastore - loacated in Terminal 1, Departures, call at any time +55 (61)3364-9127 /9126 or e-mail Sergio.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terminal 2 of Brasilia Kubitschek Airport - 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 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 the large Domestic Airport VIP Club lounge with TV, fully-equipped Conference Room, Business Center, 40-inch tablets for meetings, free WiFi access, a nursery, home theater, private showers, hot/cold buffet & Blue Label bar. This lounge was recently voted 'Latin American & Caribbean Lounge of the Year'.
T2 houses the new International VIP Lounge with Premium service, free WiFi, a business center and a welcome lounge is to open soon, or is already open.
At the new South Concourse of T2 (for domestic flights), with a new & large Departure Lounge, offers easy transfer via conveyor belts, boarding bridges, ample seating, restaurants & shops, and natural light with views of the apron. It houses airline Gates 18-31. The new new aircraft overpass connects the new runway to the Main Terminal - doubling the aircrafts' circulating the area.
At the North Concourse of T2 (for international flights)- opened May 2014,with 8 boardig bridges (aside from 43 remote operation points) covers an area of 15,000 sq.meters. It houses airline Gates 1-10 and 32-35.
Present and future Airport Developments: Kubitschek Airport will get facial recognition technology of NEC's NeoFace Watch solution.
In 2016 Inframerica starts its $252M two-year terminal improvement project, referred to as the 'New JK Terminal' - extending terminal size four times its current size. The focus is on upgrading pre-security areas and making terminal improvements for international flights. Plans include 6 boarding bridges, 280 shops, 30 cafes, 8 restaurants, movie theaters, gym, 2 office buildings and a carpark with 4,000 spaces. (As of year-end 2015, project financing negotiations are still ongoing.) This 2-year initiative is not part of Inframerica's 25-year concession contract.