Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) Airport

Sao Paulo Congonhas CGH Airport Overview

Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport CGH is Greater Sao Paulo's domestic airport (the others being Guarulhos & Viracopos), and is Brazil’s second-busiest airport. For information, you can call Central de Atendimento at 0800 727 1234, fax 61 3312 3013.
CGH Airport is located at Washington Luis Avenue, in the Campo Belo district of Sao Paulo, and 8 km south of city center. Its location, close to the major business areas of Paulista, Faria Lima & Luis Carlos Berrini avenues, make it a favorite to business travelers. It is also close to Diadema, Sao Bernardo do Campo, Santo André and Sao Caetano do Sul.
The Airport offers an underground walkway below Avenue Washington Luis, which links it with the City's roadway network.

NOTE:
In July 2016, all Brazilian Airports have increased their security - causing long lines at checkpoints:  It is important for passengers to arrive at the Airport for international flights 2 - 3 hours prior to scheduled flight, and at least one hour for domestic flights.
- While most of Brazil's Airports have now been, or are in the process of being, partially privatized - Congonhas Airport is among the airport which will remain to be operated solely by Brazil's Infraero (as well as Manaus & Rio's Santos Dumond airports).
- Infraero is preparing a tender for 25-year non-flight commercial operations concession - involving the Airport's renovation and its expansion by 46 percent, adding 10 new boarding bridges to the current 12, and a 3,000-space parking facility - to bring up passenger capacity to 25 million annually. Completion is tentatively scheduled for the first half of 2019- with bids for public-private partnership expected by August. 

With a 1,640 meter runway and over 16M passengers per year, Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport is currently served by Gol /Varig, Avianca, Pantanal, TAM, NHT, WebJet, Azul & TAP - offering domestic flights only.
Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport has one passenger terminal which has recently been extended and modernized, now has 29 airline gates with 12 boarding points speeding up service. Services and amenities inside the passenger terminal include: food & drink and  retail concessions, travel agencies, Santander banking, ATM machines, a drug store, post office, medical station, lottery, baggage storage by Malex do Brasil, and rental car desks. 
VIP Lounges:
Sala VIP Laselva / HSBC - tel. +55 11 5542-7050
Sala VIP Diners - tel. +55 11 5532-1105
Sala VIP Centurion Club (American Express) - tel. +55 11 5090-9750
For parking  information call SAO Parking Estacionamento Congonhas (11) 5090-9037 /9009.

A 'Hop-on/ hop-off' tourist bus
is now in operation, with tickets available onboard at R$40 (cash, debit & credit cards accepted). The ticket is valid 24 hours with unlimited
hopon/ hopoffs. Onboard tourist info is in several languages. 3 daily buses depart from stop 1 - Luz:  9am, 12:40pm & 4pm.  (Sundays 10am, 1:40pm & 4pm).

Airport-to-Airport Transfer:

- Azul Brazilian Airlines offers to its passengers free bus transfers between Congonhas & Viracopos Airports. 
- Gol & LATAM airlines offer its passengers free bus transfers between Congonhas & Guarulhos airports.



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