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GIG | Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport

The Galeão International Airport is the main international airport of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, located at . The airport has two runways and two passenger terminals (opened in 1977 and 1999).

Currently the Galeao airport is getting an upgrade for the 2014 FIFA World Cuip and the 2016 Summer Olympics. The upgrade will consist of:

The renovation of Passenger Terminal 1 (which was first renovated in 1991). Value 314.9 million. Completion: February 2011
Completion and renovation of Passenger Terminal 2. Value 284.0 million. Completion: May 2012
Construction of further parking. Value 220.0 million. Completion: May 2013
 

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Looks less like an airport and more like a hospital or even an office building. Not very comfortable or light...actually its just really poorly designed. I would have expected much more light, much more vegetation and open air spaces. Instead it looks cramped and uncomfortable.

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^^ indeed looks like a small 80's 90's mall it's dark and boring... ashame :(
 

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Hope the renders above change people's oppinion about SDU. It is a domestic airport located downtown Rio de Janeiro. The airport was refurbished not long ago where a new terminal was built beside the old one and a new connector for the air bridges was also designed and added for passengers convenience and comfort. This airport serves more exclusively shuttle services between Rio and São Paulo and other southeast capitals of the country.
 

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Looked at the Rio 2016 Bid Book and it looks like there are supposed to be two satellite terminals built in the airport. If Galeao Airport had any satellite terminals, where in the area would they be built?
 

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what's the airport's current capacity? And how will it change with the upgrade / new terminals for 2016?

Does anybody know?
 

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how far is from downtown Rio?
 

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Looked at the Rio 2016 Bid Book and it looks like there are supposed to be two satellite terminals built in the airport. If Galeao Airport had any satellite terminals, where in the area would they be built?
They will be built right in front of the present terminals. Check the second screenshot below:

Abrandão,

Veja renders oficiais da INFRAERO sobre a ampliação do GIG.








As you can see there are also plans for the construction of a third terminal opposite the other two, but unfortunately it will not be complete in time for the 2016 Olympics.
 

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what's the airport's current capacity? And how will it change with the upgrade / new terminals for 2016?

Does anybody know?
Galeão is currently able to receive 15 million passengers per year, and the expansion works for the Olympics will increase its capacity to 25 million pax/year.

how far is from downtown Rio?
It's 20km away from downtown.
 

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Build the third terminal after the 2016 Olympics. And I didn't know they proposed a third runway, also.
 

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Beautiful airport. It's gonna get better for the WC and the Olimpics!
 
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