Rio de Janeiro Airport Reviews


Rio de Janeiro Airport Reviews

Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (IATA: GIG, ICAO: SBGL), popularly known by its original name Galeão International Airport, is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is named after Praia do Galeão (Galleon Beach), located in front of the original passenger terminal (the present passenger terminal of the Brazilian Air Force) and where in 1663 the galleon Padre Eterno was built; and since January 5, 1999 also after the Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim. Rio de Janeiro Airport is explicitly mentioned in his composition “Samba do avião.”

Operated by Infraero, it is the largest airport site in Brazil. In 2012 the airport was ranked 2nd in terms of transported passengers, and 4th in terms of aircraft operations and cargo handled in Brazil, placing it amongst the busiest airports in the country.

Some of Rio de Janeiro Airport facilities are shared with the Galeão Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.


ATMs / Cash Machines – Available in Terminals 1 and 2
Car Rentals – Avis (Terminal 1, Arrivals) • Budget (Terminal 2, Arrivals) • Dollar • Hertz (Terminal 1, Arrivals) and more.
Currency Exchange – There are six currency exchange counters. Four are located in Terminal 1, while the other two are in Terminal 2.
Food / Restaurants – There are 16 food and beverages concessions in the airport. At the time of this update it is not known if there are any that are open 24 hours.
>>Terminal 1: 1st Floor
>>Terminal 2: Arrivals • 1st Floor
Information Desk – info not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – info not available
Showers – info not available
Internet – WiFi is available at the Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport for a fee.

Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours

Rio de Janeiro Airport Official Website

Rio de Janeiro Airport Map

Rio de Janeiro Airport Weather Forecast

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