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Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport

Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic/Military
ServesRio de Janeiro
Elevation9 m (28 ft)
Aircraft Operations122943
Metric tonnes of cargo78586

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Rio de Janeiro/Galeão-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport popularly known by its original name Galeão International Airport is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is named after Praia do Galeão ( ), located in front of the original passenger terminal (the present passenger terminal of the Brazilian Air Force) and where in 1663 the galleon Padre Eterno was built; and since January 5, 1999 also after the Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Operated by Infraero, it is the largest airport site in Brazil. In 2010, the airport was ranked 4th in terms of transported passengers and cargo handled, and 6th in aircraft operations in Brazil, placing it amongst the busiest airports in the country. Furthermore, it is the 2nd busiest airport in terms of international air traffic in the country.

Some of its facilities are shared with the Galeão Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.

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