Rio de Janeiro Airport Departures

Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport

Address: Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/nº – Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 21941-900, Brazil
Phone: +55 21 3004-6050
Airport code: GIG

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Antônio Carlos Jobim Airport, better known as Rio de Janeiro International Airport, is one of Brazil’s largest airports and is located about 20 kilometers north of Rio de Janeiro’s city center, in the Ilha do Governador district.

The airport is named after the well-known Brazilian musician and composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, who was best known for his contribution to the Bossa Nova musical style.

The airport was opened in 1952 under the name of Galeão Air Force Base and originally served as a military base. In 1977, the airport was opened to commercial flights and was expanded with modern facilities to meet the demand for air traffic.


The airport has two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is mainly used for domestic flights and Terminal 2 for international flights. In total, the airport has 64 gates and 26 check-in counters.


There are plenty of facilities at the airport, including restaurants, cafes, shops, duty-free shops, banks, ATMs, exchange offices and a post office. Free Wi-Fi is also available in the terminals and there are VIP lounges for travelers who want special treatment.

Transportation to/from Rio de Janeiro Airport

There are several ways to get to and from the airport, including taxis, buses, and metro lines. There is a direct metro line between the airport and Rio de Janeiro’s city center called the Linha 2. Several buses also run from the airport to different parts of the city.


Rio de Janeiro Airport has two parallel runways that are 4,000 and 3,180 meters long. The airport is suitable for large aircraft and has a capacity of more than 17 million passengers per year.

Airlines and destinations

There are several airlines that fly from Rio de Janeiro airport, including Latam Airlines, Gol Transportes Aéreos, Avianca, and Azul Brazilian Airlines. Some of the most popular destinations from the airport are:

  • São Paulo
  • Brasília
  • Belo Horizonte
  • Buenos Aires
  • Miami
  • Lisbon
Hotels near Rio de Janeiro Airport

There are several hotels near Rio de Janeiro Airport, including:

  • the Linx Hotel
  • the Prodigy Hotel
  • the Ibis Rio de Janeiro Parque Olimpico Hotel

Most hotels offer shuttle services to and from the airport.