Rio de Janeiro Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
With a recently completed modern second terminal, Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG), or Galeao-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport as it is otherwise known, now has the capacity to handle 15 million passengers per year. The airport provides an essential gateway to this popular Brazilian holiday region and is located about 20 km / 13 miles north of the centre of Rio de Janeiro city, close to Duque de Caxias and the Parque Shangai.
Located on Governador Island, the Galeao International Airport is now handling almost 15 million annual passengers and features two large terminals, both of which feature 12 jetways and are arranged in an oval shape. The main airlines include Avianca, Gol, TAM Linhas Aéreas and Varig, flying to domestic destinations in Brazil such as Buenos Aires, Salvador and São Paulo, and internationally to the cities of Lisbon, Madrid, New York and many more besides.
For ground transport at Galeao International Airport, various options exist, the best of which include taxis provided by the Rio de Janeiro State Tourism Authority. Also on offer are public buses, which connect Rio's Novo Rio Rodoviaria bus station, next to the city centre, along with the main beach resorts.
About Rio de Janeiro Tourism
Located in south-eastern Brazil and famous for its flamboyant annual carnival, the state capital of Rio de Janeiro is one of the country's most popular cities and is rich in culture and natural beauty. Well-equipped resorts line golden sandy beaches, where days of relaxation or water sports await. Copacabana is perhaps the most popular beach resort in Rio and it is awash with the rich and famous.
Many popular attractions in the region are easy to reach from Rio de Janeiro Airport (GIG) and include Corcovado Mountain, at the top of which stands a giant statue of Jesus known as 'Christ the Redeemer'. Also notable is Rio's Catedral Metropolitana, with its magnificent stained glass windows, and the Museu Nacional de Bellas Artes, where over 800 pieces of original artwork are displayed.
Rio de Janeiro Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG):|
|Address: Infraero-Empresa Brasileira de Infra-Estrurura Aeroportuaria, 21942-900, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Airport Code: GIG
Tel: +55 21 398 4597
Fax: +55 21 393 2288