Started in August 2014, the transformation process of the then Tom Jobim International Airport got funds of R$ 2 billion, making the new RIOgaleão an international standard airport, with capacity to receive 37 million passengers per year, with new infrastructure, services diversified and cutting-edge technology.
Using an innovative concept of services, shopping and food, the airport has a new 140 thousand square meter boarding area, 26 additional boarding bridges, and seven floors in the Garage Building, one of which is the Premium Floor with Valet Service and VIP Lounge.
A new experience
Technology and agility
“The quality of service at the gateway to Rio de Janeiro will do justice to the city’s natural beauty.”
RIOgaleão is a concessionaire with experience and recognition of Changi Airports International (CAI), an investor and operator of major airports around the world, including Changi Airport, which the British consultancy Skytrax considered the best airport in the world in 2014.
The Concessionaire’s ownership structure comprises 51% of Changi Airports International (CAI) and 49% of Infraero.
About Changi Airports International (CAI)
Changi Airports International (CAI) is a leading consultancy, administrator and investor in the global aviation market. As a strategic partner, CAI develops integrated solutions that allow its clients and partners to develop their potential as world-class airports.
Based in Singapore, CAI has extensive global experience covering more than 20 countries and more than 50 airports, including Singapore’s Changi Airport. Some of its projects include the Tom Jobim International Airport in Brazil, the first Aerotropolis in India, five airports in Russia and the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.
CAI is committed to being a valued partner in the global aviation market, creating airports of the future and delivering sustainable value to our partners and investee airports. CAI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Changi Airport Group.
With 40 years of experience in airport administration, Infraero is now responsible for administering 61 airports, 75 telecommunications and air traffic service provision facilities, and 32 cargo logistics terminals, as well as various aerial navigation support stations spread across Brazil. In 2013, its airports served 135.7 million passengers and handled 656,7000 metric tons of cargo. Infraero also has a 49% stake in the special purpose companies that have airport terminal concessions at Guarulhos (São Paulo), Viracopos (São Paulo), Brasília (Federal District), Confins (Minas Gerais) and RIOgaleão (Rio de Janeiro). In addition, Infraero is a leader in the training of professionals for airport activities, as the only public sector company authorized by the National Civil Aviation Agency to offer training such as technical training for airport firefighters. It runs more than 40 courses, with a variety of timetables and on many different topics, including a basic course on civil aviation safety and courses for apron and runway inspectors and airport administrators.