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GIG Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GIG / SBGL
Airport Names:
  1. Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
  2. Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
GPS Coordinates: 22°48'35"S by 43°15'2"W
Area Served: Rio de Janeiro
Operator/Owner: Aeroporto Rio de Janeiro and Infraero
Airport Type: Public/Military
Elevation: 28 feet (9 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG):

  • The closest airport to Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) is Santos Dumont Airport (SDU), which is located only 9 miles (14 kilometers) SE of GIG.
  • There are executive and ordinary taxis available and bookable on company booths at arrival halls.
  • As proof of the airport's prestige, the Concorde made its scheduled maiden-flight with Air France on January 21, 1976, flying from Paris – Charles de Gaulle to Galeão via Dakar.
  • In addition to being known as "Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport", another name for GIG is "Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim".
  • The furthest airport from Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) is Central Field (Iwo Jima)Motoyama No. 2Airfield No. 2 (IWO), which is nearly antipodal to Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (meaning Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Central Field (Iwo Jima)Motoyama No. 2Airfield No. 2), and is located 12,117 miles (19,500 kilometers) away in Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, Japan.
  • Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport handled 17,115,368 passengers last year.
  • One of the two TAP Maintenance & Engineering centers in Brazil is located at Galeão International Airport.
  • Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) has 2 runways.
  • Because of Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport's relatively low elevation of 28 feet, planes can take off or land at Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.

Map of Nearest Airports from Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
18.90 miles (14.33 km) SESantos Dumont Airport (SDU)Rio de Janeiro, BrazilView Santos Dumont Airport on a map View satellite image of Santos Dumont Airport Set SDU as destination Airport Get more information about Santos Dumont Airport
231.00 miles (49.90 km) WSWSanta Cruz Air Force Base (SNZ)Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilView Santa Cruz Air Force Base on a map View satellite image of Santa Cruz Air Force Base Set SNZ as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Cruz Air Force Base
370.79 miles (113.93 km) NFrancisco Álvares de Assis Airport (JDF)Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, BrazilView Francisco Álvares de Assis Airport on a map View satellite image of Francisco Álvares de Assis Airport Set JDF as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco Álvares de Assis Airport
475.46 miles (121.44 km) ECabo Frio International Airport (CFB)Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilView Cabo Frio International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cabo Frio International Airport Set CFB as destination Airport Get more information about Cabo Frio International Airport
581.91 miles (131.82 km) EUmberto Modiano Airport (BZC)Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilView Umberto Modiano Airport on a map View satellite image of Umberto Modiano Airport Set BZC as destination Airport Get more information about Umberto Modiano Airport
689.75 miles (144.43 km) NPresidente Itamar Franco Airport (IZA)Juiz de Fora, BrazilView Presidente Itamar Franco Airport on a map View satellite image of Presidente Itamar Franco Airport Set IZA as destination Airport Get more information about Presidente Itamar Franco Airport
7100.12 miles (161.13 km) ENEBenedito Lacerda Airport (MEA)Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilView Benedito Lacerda Airport on a map View satellite image of Benedito Lacerda Airport Set MEA as destination Airport Get more information about Benedito Lacerda Airport
8145.96 miles (234.89 km) ENECampos–Bartolomeu Lysandro Airport (CAW)Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilView Campos–Bartolomeu Lysandro Airport on a map View satellite image of Campos–Bartolomeu Lysandro Airport Set CAW as destination Airport Get more information about Campos–Bartolomeu Lysandro Airport
9165.34 miles (266.08 km) WNWMajor-Brigadeiro Trompowsky Airport (VAG)Varginha, Minas Gerais, BrazilView Major-Brigadeiro Trompowsky Airport on a map View satellite image of Major-Brigadeiro Trompowsky Airport Set VAG as destination Airport Get more information about Major-Brigadeiro Trompowsky Airport
10169.14 miles (272.20 km) WSão José dos Campos-Professor Urbano Ernesto Stumpf Airport (SJK)São José dos Campos, BrazilView São José dos Campos-Professor Urbano Ernesto Stumpf Airport on a map View satellite image of São José dos Campos-Professor Urbano Ernesto Stumpf Airport Set SJK as destination Airport Get more information about São José dos Campos-Professor Urbano Ernesto Stumpf Airport
11189.99 miles (305.76 km) NERaimundo de Andrade Airport (CDI)Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, BrazilView Raimundo de Andrade Airport on a map View satellite image of Raimundo de Andrade Airport Set CDI as destination Airport Get more information about Raimundo de Andrade Airport
12209.27 miles (336.79 km) WSWSão Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport (GRU)Guarulhos (near São Paulo), São Paulo (state), BrazilView São Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport on a map View satellite image of São Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport Set GRU as destination Airport Get more information about São Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport
13209.29 miles (336.81 km) NNWBelo Horizonte/Pampulha–Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport (PLU)Belo Horizonte, BrazilView Belo Horizonte/Pampulha–Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport on a map View satellite image of Belo Horizonte/Pampulha–Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport Set PLU as destination Airport Get more information about Belo Horizonte/Pampulha–Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport
14209.30 miles (336.84 km) NNWBrigadeiro Cabral Airport (DIQ)Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, BrazilView Brigadeiro Cabral Airport on a map View satellite image of Brigadeiro Cabral Airport Set DIQ as destination Airport Get more information about Brigadeiro Cabral Airport
15223.48 miles (359.66 km) WSWSão Paulo/Congonhas Airport (CGH)São Paulo, BrazilView São Paulo/Congonhas Airport on a map View satellite image of São Paulo/Congonhas Airport Set CGH as destination Airport Get more information about São Paulo/Congonhas Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,117.05 miles (19,500.46 km) WNWCentral Field (Iwo Jima)Motoyama No. 2Airfield No. 2 (IWO)Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, JapanView Central Field (Iwo Jima)Motoyama No. 2Airfield No. 2 on a map View satellite image of Central Field (Iwo Jima)Motoyama No. 2Airfield No. 2 Set IWO as destination Airport Get more information about Central Field (Iwo Jima)Motoyama No. 2Airfield No. 2
212,032.76 miles (19,364.80 km) ENEMinami-Daito Airport (MMD)Minami Daito, Okinawa, JapanView Minami-Daito Airport on a map View satellite image of Minami-Daito Airport Set MMD as destination Airport Get more information about Minami-Daito Airport
312,032.69 miles (19,364.69 km) ENEKitadaito Airport (KTD)Kitadaito, Okinawa Prefecture, JapanView Kitadaito Airport on a map View satellite image of Kitadaito Airport Set KTD as destination Airport Get more information about Kitadaito Airport
411,866.27 miles (19,096.87 km) NEKikai Airport (KKX)Kikaiga Shima, Kikai-Shima Island, JapanView Kikai Airport on a map View satellite image of Kikai Airport Set KKX as destination Airport Get more information about Kikai Airport
511,851.38 miles (19,072.90 km) NEAmami Airport (ASJ)Amami Island, JapanView Amami Airport on a map View satellite image of Amami Airport Set ASJ as destination Airport Get more information about Amami Airport
611,822.02 miles (19,025.64 km) ENEKadena Air Base 嘉手納飛行場 Kadena Hikōjō (DNA)Okinawa Prefecture, JapanView Kadena Air Base 嘉手納飛行場 Kadena Hikōjō on a map View satellite image of Kadena Air Base 嘉手納飛行場 Kadena Hikōjō Set DNA as destination Airport Get more information about Kadena Air Base 嘉手納飛行場 Kadena Hikōjō
711,818.71 miles (19,020.31 km) ENENaha Airport (OKA)Okinawa, JapanView Naha Airport on a map View satellite image of Naha Airport Set OKA as destination Airport Get more information about Naha Airport
811,813.15 miles (19,011.38 km) ENEIejima Airport (IEJ)Iejima, JapanView Iejima Airport on a map View satellite image of Iejima Airport Set IEJ as destination Airport Get more information about Iejima Airport
911,798.78 miles (18,988.25 km) ENEKerama Airport (KJP)Kerama Islands, Okinawa, JapanView Kerama Airport on a map View satellite image of Kerama Airport Set KJP as destination Airport Get more information about Kerama Airport
1011,792.47 miles (18,978.10 km) NEYakushima Airport (KUM)Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, JapanView Yakushima Airport on a map View satellite image of Yakushima Airport Set KUM as destination Airport Get more information about Yakushima Airport
1111,785.46 miles (18,966.81 km) ENEAguni Airport (AGJ)Aguni, JapanView Aguni Airport on a map View satellite image of Aguni Airport Set AGJ as destination Airport Get more information about Aguni Airport
1211,731.17 miles (18,879.45 km) NNEMiyazaki Airport (KMI)Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture, JapanView Miyazaki Airport on a map View satellite image of Miyazaki Airport Set KMI as destination Airport Get more information about Miyazaki Airport
1311,713.79 miles (18,851.47 km) NNEKagoshima Airport (KOJ)Kagoshima, JapanView Kagoshima Airport on a map View satellite image of Kagoshima Airport Set KOJ as destination Airport Get more information about Kagoshima Airport
1411,701.19 miles (18,831.20 km) NNWHachijojima Airport (HAC)Hachijojima (Hachijo Jima), Tokyo, JapanView Hachijojima Airport on a map View satellite image of Hachijojima Airport Set HAC as destination Airport Get more information about Hachijojima Airport
1511,700.19 miles (18,829.58 km) ENEMiyako Airport (MMY)Miyakojima, Okinawa, JapanView Miyako Airport on a map View satellite image of Miyako Airport Set MMY as destination Airport Get more information about Miyako Airport