RIOgaleão delivered to its passengers a new Tom Jobim International Airport, in Rio de Janeiro. On May 19, the official airport of the Olympic Games added a new area of 100 thousand m² with 26 additional boarding bridges, of which three have technical specifications to accommodate the world’s biggest airplanes. So as to offer more comfort to the travelers, a duty free area was duplicated to 8 thousand m² and other 6 thousand m² were destined to VIP rooms. The investments made by the concessionaire, composed of Odebrecht TransPort, Changi Airports International and Infraero, amounted to R$ 2 billion.
“We work without interruption to make the airport a pride to all the cariocas and Brazilians. This was the commitment signed in 2014 with the city and now we are ready to receive the 1.5 million visitors during the greatest sports event of the world”, celebrates Luiz Rocha, president of RIOgaleão.
The construction work, conducted by Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, was concluded in only two years and employed seven thousand people.
With the expansion, the airport will have 24 thousand m² of commercial area, where recently-opened restaurants and shops will be located, totaling 100 new options until Rio 2016 Games.
Located at the international arrival of Terminal 2, a new welcome center has begun to operate, with trilingual staff trained by the Tourism Department of the City and State of Rio de Janeiro so as to give information and instructions to the visitors.
With the delivery of the South pier, the garage building and improvements made in Terminal 2, RIOgaleão concluded one of the phases of its investment plan in the airport. Until the Olympic Games, the electric power and sound systems will be renewed and the accesses to the boarding and Brazilian passport control rooms will be automated.
The concessionaire will invest up to 2039 over R$ 3.2 billion in services and new infrastructures to make Tom Jobim International Airport the principal entrance door of the country.
The new pier of RIOgaleão: