Brazilian Air Travel

 

Brazil has numerous airports and many of them are named after famous or well-known Brazilian citizens. There are plans for developing many of the main commercial airports due to expected increased air traffic.
The São Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport is known as one of the busiest airports in Brazil by passenger traffic, aircraft movement and cargo traffic according to 2012 statistics; and is located within São Paulo, Brazil. However it is also notorious for having flight delays, among main airports. About 32,177,594 passengers travel through it daily, according 2012 statistics and this may be about double of what the main airport in Rio de Janeiro has.

The facilities in this airport are shared with the São Paul Air Force and the Brazilian Air Force. The tropic of Capricorn passes right through the southern tip of the airport and it is situated about 25km from downtown São Paulo. This airport had a quick rise to air traffic as it only was officially inaugurated in January 1985.

Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport.

Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport is the largest airport site in Brazil and the main airport in Rio de Janeiro, and ranked as the second busiest in passenger traffic according to 2012 statistics. The facilities in this airport are shared with the Rio de Janeiro Air Force and the Brazilian Air Force. This airport is situated 20km north of downtown Rio de Janeiro.

In 1923 near Galeão beach on Governador Island a School of Naval Aviation began. Then in 1941 it became known as Galeão Air Force Base as the Brazilian Air Force Ministry was started. Then the Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro was unable to cope with the traffic of international flights and a decision was made to build a new passenger terminal at Galeão Air Force Base, which opened in 1952.

It was known as Brazil’s major international airport by 1970. Major extensions were built but in 1985 São Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport had a new runway built for intercontinental flights with no weight restrictions and this attracted more international flights and the airport in Rio de Janeiro lost its fame as the main international airport in Brazil, yet today it is one of the main ones.

Some other main international airports in Brazil are Congonhas-São Paulo Airport (located in São Paulo), Brasília International Airport (located in Brasília), Tancredo Neves International Airport (located in Belo Horizonte) and Santos Dumont Airport (located in Rio de Janeiro).
Empresa Brasileira de Infraestrutura Aeroportuária or more commonly called Infraero is a Brazilian government operation responsible for managing the main Brazilian commercial airports. It administers and operates São Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport among others.

DAESP - Departamento Aeroviário do Estado de São Paulo is responsible for the operation of 32 public airports in the states of São Paulo. Some other of the busiest airports in Brazil are operated by Terminais Aéreos de Maringá - SBMG S.A.
Due to a need for funding to do renovations on major airports, there are negotiations for privatization by private companies of some of the airports operated by Infraero but Infraero will retain shares in the airports that are privatized.
The availability of buses and/or taxis or car rental is common at most of the busiest airports, to transfer passengers into the cities.

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