Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport
Address: Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/nº, Ilha do Governador – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
IATA airport code: GIG
ICAO airport code: SBGL
Alias: RIO Galeão and Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport
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Antônio Carlos Jobim Airport, also known as Galeão International Airport, is the main international airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Below you will find information about the facilities, history, location, transportation to and from the airport, runways, terminals, available airlines, destinations and nearby hotels.
The airport has several facilities, including restaurants, shops, ATMs, bureaux de change, free Wi-Fi, VIP lounges, a medical center and a pharmacy.
The airport is named after Antônio Carlos Jobim, a well-known Brazilian musician and composer. It was originally built in 1952 as a military airport, but was later converted into a commercial airport and opened to the public in 1977. In 2014, it was renovated and expanded in preparation for the 2016 Olympics.
The airport of Antônio Carlos Jobim is located about 20 km north of Rio de Janeiro city center. The address of the airport is Avenida Vinte de Janeiro, s/nº – Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 21941-900, Brazil.
Transport from and to the airport
There are several options for getting to and from the airport, including taxis, buses, and the subway. Private transfers are also available. The airport has its own bus service, called “Frescão”, that goes to different parts of the city.
The airport has two runways. The main runway is 4,000 meters long and 45 meters wide and the secondary runway is 3,180 meters long and 45 meters wide.
The airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is currently closed for renovations. Terminal 2 has three floors and is divided into domestic and international arrivals and departures.
There are many airlines flying to and from Antônio Carlos Jobim Airport, including:
- Air France
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Delta Air Lines
- LATAM Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- United Airlines and more.
The airport offers flights to various destinations around the world, including:
- New York
- Buenos Aires
- Santiago, and more.
There are several hotels near the airport of Antônio Carlos Jobim, including the Rio Aeroporto Hotel and the Linx Hotel.