Due to its privileged location, in downtown Rio de Janeiro, it allows rapidly arriving at hotels and tourist areas. The Santos Dumont airport has the preference of executive who need to travel in business.
The Airport building was designed by brother Marcelo and Milton Roberto, in 1938, who won a national competition. Its construction was a landmark for modern Brazilian architecture with its double lobbies where panels with 15 meters in length by 5 meter height by Cadmo Fausto standout, portraying the mythological dream of Icarus undertaken by Alberto Santos Dumont with the 14 Bis aircraft. Burle Marx designed the Gardens in front of the Airport.
In order to meet growing demand, Infraero started in 2003 the Airport development projects. Keeping its original building, listed by the State Institute of Artistic and Cultural Heritage (INEPAC), the works for the new building, exclusively for boarding operations, started in May 26, 2007,.
The new boarding terminal project with a modern and bold design by architect Sergio Jardim respects and preserves the view, the scenery that frames the airport site, which are the Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, the Botafogo cove located between the Airport and the Sugar Loaf.
The boarding lounge, with 1,800 square meters, has glaze accommodations in which outstands a ceiling that reminds the blue sky, with green transparent walls. The air-conditioning system is installed in the floor to prevent obstruction of the site view.
The boarding lounge still has rails with contemporary design and within ergonomic concept at passengers’ disposition. Additionally to a spacious lounge – cozy place – while passengers wait their respective flights.
Distance to Downtown: 20 km