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Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport
One of the busiest airports in Brazil, the Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport is the biggest in the country and 2nd in terms of total passengers transported and 4th in terms of aircraft operations and handled cargo.
Originally named Galeao International Airport based on the Galeao Beach located just in front of the original main building, it was changed to its current name years later when new passenger terminals were built. Today, the original building is now being used by the Brazilian Air Force. Some of the airport’s facilities today are also used by the Galeao Air Force of the Brazilian Air Force.
Operated by Brazilian government corporation Infraero, the Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport handles over 17 million passengers each year and over 100,000 aircraft operations, earning the airport over $1 Billion in 2012. Current renovations and improvements are also being made today in preparation for the heavy amount of passengers who will be coming in the city for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, which Rio will play host to.
Major international airlines operate in the airport, such as Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Lufthansa, US Airways, and many others.
The first runway of the airport was built on May 10, 1923 for the School of Naval Aviation, based on the Governador Island. It was only in 1952 when it was opened to the public, with a new passenger terminal opened that same year. During the 1970’s the airport was the country’s major international and domestic air-hub, servicing nearby countries and major cities. But due to the opening of the Sao Paulo Gualurhos International Airport, the amount of passengers using the Rio de Janeiro International Airport decreased, making it only 2nd to the Sao Paulo airport in terms of transported passengers.
The number of facilities and amenities inside the airport is extensive, making it a major hub where passengers can literally live inside while waiting for their flights.
There are a total of 6 banks, all located in the first floor of Terminals 1 and 2, as well as several ATM machines. There are 5 currency exchange units, also located in Terminals 1 and 2.
There are also several restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, fast food, and grill restos in the airport, as well as shops that offer gifts, shoes, lottery, and books and magazines. A beauty and relaxation center can also be found , for those who want to take a break from all the stress of waiting and traveling. A medical center, including tourist information counters are also present. VIP lounges are available for a more comfortable seating, and not needing to wait in line at the check-in counters.
There are no hotels inside the airport, but the nearest place to stay is only 6 km away, which is the Mont Blanc Apart Hotel. Paid parking has a capacity of over 2,000 vehicles.
Once you head out the main arrival halls, there are several transportation services to choose from. Public bus lines, executive and ordinary taxis, and car rentals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
And if you are like most of the people that go to Rio de Janeiro for their holidays, then you are there for the beautiful beaches. With almost 80 kilometers of great beaches, the city of Rio de Janeiro is the perfect place to sit down by the sand, enjoy a nice tropical cocktail, and watch the sun as it goes down in the Atlantic sea.
If you are going to Rio de Janeiro on holiday then you will most likely be landing in Galeao International airport, which is the gateway to this marvelous city. Once you land, you should head directly towards your airport transfer to immediately immerse yourself in all that Rio can offer.