Airports in Brazil...
The TOP twenty list

 

Brazil is a country where just about everything comes super-sized. It's the largest country in South America and fifth largest in the world.
It has the largest city in South America (São Paulo) the largest river in the world by all measures (Amazon river) and the list could go on and on.

Read more facts about Brazil here.

Talking about airports the list of impressive numbers continues just the same.
The number of airports in Brazil with paved runways (concrete or asphalt) goes over 700 making it the world's second largest after USA.


To list all airports in Brazil would be a daunting task so we have reduced it to its top twenty list by busiest terminals (passenger traffic). You will find all airports serving the twelve host cities for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2014 included in the list.

Your Brazil travel experience will surely take you to some of them so you are better off in getting acquainted with your potential landing spots beforehand.
International travellers will be landing either at Guarulhos Intl Airport (São Paulo) or Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl Airport (Rio) in most cases before boarding connecting flights to their final destination.

 

Airports in Brazil:


  • São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU):

    Location: The airport is located 16 miles (30km) northeast of São Paulo.
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 20,500,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Brasilia - Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport (BSB):

    Location: The airport is situated seven miles (11km) southwest of Brasilia.
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 10,000,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • São Paulo - Congonhas International Airport (CGH):

    Location: Av Washington Luiz s/n Campo Belo SP 04695-900 São Paulo
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 12,500,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Galeão - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG):

    Location: The airport is located on Governor's Island 12 miles (20km) north of Rio de Janeiro.
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 18,000,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Salvador - Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA):

    Location: Formerly known as Dois de Julho International Airport it is located 12 miles (20km) to the North of Salvador.
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 6,000,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Tancredo Neves / Confins International Airport (CNF):

    Location: The airport is located in Confins, about 40km from Belo Horizonte, capital of the State of Minas Gerais.
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 5,000,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Rio de Janeiro - Santos Dumont Airport (SDU):


    Location:Located on Guanabara bay adjacent to Rio de Janeiro it's the city's second largest airport after Galeão. Not an international airport
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 3,200,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Recife Airport - Guararapes International Airport (REC):

    Location: Also known as Gilberto Freyre International Airport it's located 14 km away from downtown Recife State of Pernambuco. It serves both domestic and international flights
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 9,000,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Porto Alegre Airport - Salgado Filho International Airport (POA):

    Location: The airport is located about 6km from downtown Porto Alegre capital of the State of Rio Grande do Sul
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 4,000,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Fortaleza Airport - Pinto Martins International Airport (FOR):

    Location: The airport is located about 6km from downtown Fortaleza State of Ceará
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 3,000,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Viracopos-Campinas International Airport (VCP):

    Location: The airport is located 100km away from the capital city of São Paulo and 20 km from Campinas
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 3,500,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Curitiba airport - Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB):

    Location: The airport is located in the city of São José dos Pinhais 18km away from Curitiba
    See it on google Earth
    Capacity: 6,000,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Florianópolis Airport - Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN):

    Location: The airport is located 12km from downtown Florianópolis State of Santa Catarina
    See it on google Earth
    Capacity: 11,100,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Augusto Severo / Natal International Airport (NAT):

    Location: The airport is located 18km away from downtown Natal. The brand new airport's name is Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport. capital of the State of Rio Grande do Norte
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 1,500,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Manaus Airport - Eduardo Gomes International Airport (MAO):

    Location: The airport is located 14km from Manaus State of Amazonas
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 2,500,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Vitória Airport - Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport (VIX):

    Location: Also known as Goiabeiras Airport, it is located 10km from the city of Vitória State of Spirito Santo
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 560,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Belém Airport - Val de Cães International Airport (BEL):

    Location: The airport is located 12km from the city of Bélem
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 2,700,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Cuiabá Airport - Marechal Rondon International Airport (CGB):

    Location: The airport is located 10km away from downtown Cuiabá State of Mato Grosso
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 1,600,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Goiânia Airport - Santa Genoveva Airport (GYN):

    Location: The airport is located 8km away from the city of Goiânia State of Goiás
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 600,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

  • Maceió Airport - Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport (MCZ):

    Location: The airport is located 25km from downtown Maceió
    See it on Google Earth
    Capacity: 1,200,000 passengers per year
    Website/Contact Details: www.infraero.gov.br

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