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Galeao International Airport Code GIG

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE RJ 21941-900

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON -22°-48'-35"S / -43°-15'-2"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: SBGL
Observation Time: 15/03/2021 3:33 am

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About Galeao International Airport Code

Galeao International Airport code is GIG (IATA code). This airport is located 9 meters above sea level. 

About Galeao International Airport (GIG)

Galeao International Airport (GIG) has been named after the beautiful city of Galeao cooped up inside exquisite Brazil. It is one of the busiest airports in the country in terms of passenger traffic. The airport operates under the authority of the Rio Galeao consortium and Infrarero.

Galeao International Airport (GIG) shares its facility with the Brazilian Air Force and Galeao Air Force Base. Being one of the largest airports in the country, this airport welcomes passengers from all over the world making it a spot of the biggest cultural confluence brimming with world-class amenities. 

Galeao International Airport (GIG) Runways

Galeao International Airport is serviced by two state-of-the-art runways 10/28 and 15/33. 

These runways at the airport handle 42,413 aircraft operations annually.

Galeao International Airport (GIG) Terminals

There are two terminals at the airport: Passenger Terminal and Cargo Terminal. Passenger Terminal commenced operations way back in 1952. It is primarily used  by Brazilian Air Force. 

Cargo Terminal is also located nearby and also has an apron where Cargo aircraft are parked. This place is also referred to as Old Galeao 

Nearest Airports to Galeao International Airport (GIG)

Santa Cruz Airport : 30.66 miles 

Francisco De Assis Airport : 70.95 miles

Cabo Frio Airport : 75.31 miles 

Buzios Airport : 82.1 miles 

Leopoldina Airport : 97.18 miles 

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Galeao International Airport (GIG)

Aerolineas Argentinas

Air France

American Airlines


Azul Brazilian Airlines

British Airways

Copa Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Edelweiss Air

Gol Transportes Aereos



LATAM Brasil




Sky Airline

TAP Air Portugal

United Airlines

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
10-28 13,123 ft 148 ft Concrete No
15-33 10,433 ft 154 ft Asphalt No

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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