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The transition of the operation of Rio de Janeiro International Airport from Infraero to the RIOgaleão concession-holder began on April 2, 2014.


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

RIOgaleão provides travelers with more than 150 shopping and dining options, around 300 local and international brands, as well as the new Dufry Shopping – all distributed across 8 thousand square meters.

In the national and international boarding areas, as well as in the public area, in a total area of 6 thousand square meters, the airport has an entire floor dedicated to VIP lounges. A new Welcome Center has also been created so that passengers can be guided on the best options of transport, hotel reservations and purchase of tickets for tourist attractions.

Technology and agility

The use of advanced technologies allowed the installation of electronic gates in the boarding and migration areas. The bar-coded boarding pass (BCBP) enables automatic gates to be triggered by boarding pass barcode readers (either printed or on mobile devices).

RIOgaleão passengers also benefit from eGates, electronic gates that automatically read the passports and passengers’ facial biometrics for international flight boarding and disembarkation. In addition, it also offers the self-service bag drop-off service for those who disembark from an international flight. All aimed to provide more fluidity to the flow of people and agility to the passengers.

Upcoming years

By 2039, RIOgaleão will be accountable for the operation, expansion and maintenance of the Airport.

“The quality of service at the gateway to Rio de Janeiro will do justice to the city’s natural beauty.”

Luiz RochaCEO of the concession company

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.

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About Infraero

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.

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