PortoAlegre Filho (POA) Airport

PortoAlegre Filho POA Airport Overview

Porto Alegre Salgado Filho International Airport POA serves the southeast Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul and its capital city of Porto Alegre and  is Brazil's fourth-largest metro area.

Salgado Filho Airport is located in the Sao Joao district - 7 km from downtown Porto Alegre. Motorway 290 connects to motorway 116 - then follow Airport sign.

With an extended runway and a yearly passenger count of over 8 million, Porto Alegre Airport is served by  domestic and international airlines offering flights to cities in the Americas, and to Europe, with connections worldwide.  GOL & TAM are the Airport's major airlines. 

Porto Alegre Airport has two passenger terminals - T1 & T2 (or TPS-I & TPS-II).  While the two terminals are at different locations - T1 is at Av. Severo Dulius (CEP code of 90.200-310), and T2 is on Av. dos Estados (CEP code 90.200-000) - both terminals are within walking distance of each other. 
Scheduled service airlines currently operating at Porto Alegre Airport :Aerolineas Argentinas, American Airlines,  Avianca Brazil, Azul, Brava, COPA, Gol, TACA, TAM & TAP Portugal.  Many other airlines operate via code-share.
Airlines at Terminal 1: Aerolineas Argentinas, Avianca, BQB, GOL, NHT Linhas Aereas, Passadero, Pluna, TAM, TACA, & Webjet; 
Airlines at Terminal 2: Azul & Trip.

International Arrivals of non-Brazilian citizens:  As most international flights are taken either via Sao Paolo's Guarulhos Airiport or the Rio de Janeiro Galeao Airport - expect a 2-hour transfer procedure there:  You will go through passport control (30 minutes); then claim your bags and proceed to the Customs area; thereafter go to your connecting airline desk (at Guarulhos these desks are behind a cafeteria, 50 meters after Customs). After completion of formalities there, proceed to your connecting gate of your Porto Alegre flight.

Amenities and services inside the terminals:
Aside from a selection of food & drink and retail concessions, you find the following:  Information desk Infraero (tel. (51) 3358-2903. Lost & Found (51) 3358-2903. Currency exchange (Alternativa Turismo e Cambio at (51) 3371-4861 or Casa Brasil Cambio at (51) 3358-2384);  pharmacy Drogabel (51) 3358-2577, postal service 3371-4523. Luggage storage: (51) 3371-4869.
Other services include internet access, banks, ATM cash machines, foreign currency exchange, pharmacy & first aid station, baggage wrapping, shoeshine, travel agencies, and more.
Parking is available in the parking garage across from the terminals. For parking information call (51) 3358-2449.

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