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Rio de Janeiro

ICAO

SBGL

Location

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Elevation

28ft

Coordinates

22° 48' 33" S , 43° 14' 42" W

Custom Scenery
N/A

Runway Length & Type

RWY 10/28: 13,204ft

RWY 15/33: 10,380ft

RWY 15/33: 10,380ft

Brief History

Rio de Janeiro/Galeão – Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport ICAO: SBGL, popularly known by its original name Galeão International Airport, is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


In 2019, It was the country's fourth-busiest airport by passenger traffic.


It is named after the neighbourhood of Galeão. Praia do Galeão (Galleon Beach) is located in front of the original passenger terminal (the present passenger terminal of the Brazilian Air Force) and where the galleon Padre Eterno was built in 1663.


Since 5 January 1999 it is also named after Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim Galeão Airport is explicitly mentioned in his composition Samba do Avião. It is the largest airport site in terms of area in Brazil.


Since 12 August 2014 it has been operated by the concessionary Rio Galeão,a consortium formed by the Brazilian investor Odebrecht and Changi Airport Group, with a minority participation of the government owned company Infraero, the previous operator.


The new concessionary has been using the brand name RIOgaleão – Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim.


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


Frequencies

Service Frequencies:

ATIS: 127.600

Ground: 121.650

Tower: 118.000

Approach: 119.000

Departure: 129.200

 

ILS Frequencies:

RWY 10: 1109.30

RWY 15: 110.300

RWY 28: 111.50

RWY 33: N/A

 

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