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São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport

Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic/Military
ServesSão Paulo
LocationGuarulhos, Brazil
HubGol Airlines
TAM Airlines
Elevation750 m (2459 ft)
Aircraft operations250493
Metric tonnes of cargo357847

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São Paulo/Guarulhos Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport , formerly called Cumbica Airport after the district where it is located and the Air Force Base that still exists at the airport complex, is the main airport serving São Paulo, Brazil. It is located in the adjoining municipality of Guarulhos in Greater São Paulo. Since November 28, 2001 the airport is named after André Franco Montoro (1916-1999), former Governor of São Paulo.

In 2010, the airport was ranked 1st in terms of transported passengers, aircraft operations, and cargo handled in Brazil, placing it amongst the busiest airports in the country. However, Guarulhos was also rated third place in most flight delays among major world airports by Forbes magazine in January 2008, and in 2011, according to the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil, 25% of the flights left with delays greater than 15 minutes. Guarulhos has slot restrictions operating with a maximum of 45 operations/hour, being one of the three airports with such restrictions in Brazil.

It is operated by Infraero and some of its facilities are shared with the São Paulo Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.

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