PortoAlegre Filho (POA) Airport
PortoAlegre Filho POA Airport Overview
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. The Convention Center is 7 km, and main hotel chains 1 km from the Airport.
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.
Porto Alegre Airport has two passenger terminals - T1 & T2 (or TPS-I & TPS-II) at different locations, but within walking distance of each other.
T1 is at Av. Severo Dulius (CEP code of 90.200-310) - with 5 boarding bridges twice the size of T2;
T2 is on Av. dos Estados (CEP code 90.200-000)
Airlines currently at Terminal 1: Aerolineas Argentinas, Avianca, BQB, Copa, Gol, TAM, Taca, & TAP;
Airlines currently at Terminal 2: Azul.
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, retail concessions, and duty-free shops, you find the following: Information desk Infraero (tel. (51) 3358-2903. Lost & Found (51) 3358-2903; pharmacy Drogabel (51) 3358-2577, postal service 3371-4523; baggage storage: (51) 3371-4869; . Banking facilities are available at 4 bank branches, at ATM cash machines, & at currency exchange booths. Other services include internet access, first aid station, baggage wrapping, shoeshine, travel agencies, and more. New concessionaire DFA will soon open new duty-free & dut-paid concessions.
Parking is available in the parking garage across from the terminals. For parking information call (51) 3358-2449.
NOTE: On Sept. 13,2016, the Brazilian Government announced its intention to partially privatize the following airports: Fortaleza Pinto Martins Airport, Salvador Luis E Magalhaes Airport, and Porto Alegre Salgado Filho Airport. Tenders are scheduled by first quarter 2017.
Current and future Airport developments: As Salgado Filho Airport has no room to expand its runway, or add a second one, it was decided to build a new Airport, which is to have a capacity of 40M passengers annually. It will be built at Portao - 50km from central Porto Alegre - with two 3,200 x 45 meter runways, an international passenger terminal and an international cargo terminal - to be completed by 2029, whereupon the current Salgado Filho airport will cease operations.
Av. Severo Dulius
Bairro Sao Joao, Porto Alegre, RS, Rio 90.200-310
- Website for PortoAlegre Filho: http://www.infraero.com.br/index.php/br/aeroportos/rio-grande-do-sul/aeroporto-internacional-salgado-filho.html
- Phone: +55 51 3358 2000