Rio de Janeiro/Galeão International Airport

Rio De Janeiro Airport (GIG Airport) 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 Infrared.

Rio De Janeiro Airport 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. 

GeneraI Information about Rio de Janeiro International Airport

The following table is an overview of GIG Airport indicated below:

AirportRio de Janeiro/Galeão International Airport
Airport TypePublic / Military
OperatorARSA (1973–1986)Infraero (1986–2013)RIOgaleão (2013–present)
Built In (Year)1 February 1952
ServesRio de Janeiro
Hubs forGol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, LATAM Airlines Brasil, MORE
Rio de Janeiro Airport CodeGIG
Rio de Janeiro Airport Terminals2 terminals
GIG Airport Runways2
GIG Airport Coordinates22°48′36″S 043°15′02″W
Rio de Janeiro Airport AddressAv. Vinte de Janeiro, s/nº – Ilha do Governador,Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 21941-900, Brazil
Contact Number55 21 3004-6050
Elevation9 m / 28 ft

Rio de Janeiro Airport Code

Rio De Janeiro Airport Code is GIG (IATA code). This airport is located 9 meters above sea level.

ZIP CODERJ 21941-900

Rio De Janeiro Airport (GIG) Runways

Rio De Janeiro Airport is serviced by two state-of-the-art runways 10/28 and 15/33. These runways at the airport handled 42,413 aircraft operations annually.

The following table shows the runways at Rio de Janeiro International Airport:

10-2813,123 ft148 ftConcreteNo
15-3310,433 ft154 ftAsphaltNo

GIG Airport Map

The Rio de Janeiro Airport location map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Rio de Janeiro Airport Terminals

Rio de Janeiro Airport has two terminals at the airport: Passenger Terminal and Cargo Terminal. Passenger Terminal commenced operations way back in 1952. It is primarily used by the Brazilian Air Force. 

The 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 Rio De Janeiro Airport

Some of the closest airports to GIG Airport are:

  • 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 

Airlines Operating from Rio De Janeiro Airport

The following airlines operate from Rio De Janeiro Airport:

  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Air France
  • Avianca
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Edelweiss Air
  • Gol Transportes Aereos
  • Iberia
  • KLM
  • LATAM Brasil
  • LATAM Chile
  • Lufthansa
  • Paranair
  • Sky Airline
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • United Airlines

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