Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport

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Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim
Airport teepPublic/Militar
OperatorAeroporto Rio de Janeiro an Infraero
ServesRio de Janeiro
Hub for
Elevation AMSL9 m / 28 ft
Coordinates22°48′36″S 043°15′02″W / 22.81000°S 43.25056°W / -22.81000; -43.25056Coordinates: 22°48′36″S 043°15′02″W / 22.81000°S 43.25056°W / -22.81000; -43.25056
GIG is locatit in Rio de Janeiro
Location within greater Rio de Janeiro
Direction Lenth Surface
m ft
10/28 4,000 13,123 Concrete
15/33 3,180 10,433 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Aircraft Operations143,245
Metric tonnes of cargo116,147
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim Internaitional Airport (IATA: GIGICAO: SBGL), popularly kent bi its original name Galeão International Airport, is the main airport servin Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is namit efter Praia do Galeão (Galleon Beach), locatit in front o the oreeginal passenger terminal (the present passenger terminal o the Brazilian Air Force) an whaur in 1663 the galleon Padre Eterno wis built;[4][5] an syne 5 Januar 1999 efter the Brazilian muisicker Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim an aw.[6] Galeão Airport is explicitly mentioned in his composition "Samba do avião."

Operatit bi Infraero, it is the lairgest airport steid in Brazil. In 2013 the airport wis rankit 2nt in terms o transportit passengers, an 4t in terms o aircraft operations an cargo handled in Brazil, placin it amangst the busiest airports in the kintra.[7]

Some o its facilities are shared wi the Galeão Air Force Base o the Brazilian Air Force.

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  1. "Movimento operacional da rede Infraero de janeiro a dezembro de 2013" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Infraero. February 4, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  2. "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. Enders, Armelle (2008). A História do Rio de Janeiro (in Portuguese) (2nd ed.). Rio de Janeiro: Gryphus. p. 54. ISBN 978-85-60610-09-9. 
  5. Doria, Pedro (2012). 1565: Enquanto o Brasil nascia: A aventura de portugueses, franceses, índios e negros na fundação do país (in Portuguese) (1st ed.). Rio de Janeiro: Nova Fronteira. pp. 240–241. ISBN 978-85-2093114-1. 
  6. "Lei n˚9.778, de 5 de janeiro de 1999" (in Portuguese). Lei Direto. January 5, 1999. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  7. "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 

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