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. It 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. 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 and 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, LATAM, 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.

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