Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (IATA: GIG,ICAO: SBGL), popularly known by its original name Galeão International Airport, is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the country’s second-busiest international airport. It is named after Praia do Galeão (Galleon Beach), located in front of the original passenger terminal (the present passenger terminal of the Brazilian Air Force) and where in 1663 the galleon Padre Eterno was built; and since January 5, 1999 also after the Brazilian musician AntonioCarlosJobim.Galeão Airport is explicitly mentioned in his composition Sambado aviao. It is the largest airport site in terms of area in Brazil.
Since August 12, 2014 it has been operated by the concessionary Rio Galeão, a consortium formed by the Brazilian investor Odebrecht and Changi AirportGroup, with a minority participation of the government owned company Infraaero, 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 Galeao Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.
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