Rio de Janeiro Airport (GIG) Guide
Rio de Janeiro / Riogaleao – Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) is also known as Galeão International Airport and Rio de Janeiro Airport. It is located in the north of Rio De Janeiro, the city it serves, and almost 18 km from its center. The name of the airport was given in the honor of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the famous Brazilian Musician. It is the busiest airport in Brazil and also in Latin America. The runway of the airport is the largest in the country and connects Brazil 18 countries. Rio de Janeiro Airport is the hub for TAM Airlines and Gol Transportes Aereos.
Facilities offered by the Rio de Janeiro Airport
The airport provides numerous facilities to the passengers which are as follows:
Money and Communication
Several bank branches, ATMs, currency exchange counters are situated in the terminals. Many phone booths and Wi-Fi Internet is also provided by the airport.
Plenty of parking space is available at the airport; indoor parking is spread over several floors.
Facilities for Disabled
The airport provides all required facilities to the passengers with disabilities; it includes reserved parking spaces, elevators, ramps, special toilets and wheelchairs.
The airport houses several shops including duty-free shops which sell various products like clothing, fashion accessories, eatables, tobacco products and gifts.
Passengers can enjoy local and international cuisines at the airport. It has many fast food restaurants, cafe, bars, snacks counters and VIP Lounges.
Car Rental Desk
Among other transportation options, car rental service is also available at the airport and car hire desks of several companies such as Avis, Hertz and Enterprise can be found here.