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Discussion in 'GRU/GIG/BSB | Brazil Regional Airports' started by OY-JFS, Apr 8, 2013.
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15 million to 70 million- so more than 400% increase.
And Rio to be a busier airport than Tokyo, Ohare, LAX, CDG, DXB- sure that sounds about right.
Well, they are currently at more than 20m per year, despite the capacity of 15m...
I understand- and do agree an expansion is needed at most airports in Brazil (if not in the world for that matter). A couple of points though (just to be a stickler):
1) If capacity is actually 15 million it is not possible to serve 20 million passengers. What I think they mean is that planned capacity originally was 15 million and today they are serving 20 million passengers.
2) 70 million would make for a hub surpassing all but two in the world. Will GIG become a hub of that size? Maybe- however given the number of capital intensive allocation projects Brazil is entering into at the moment- does it also make sense to enter into yet another mega project for an airport? If yes- wouldn't it make sense to concentrate first on fixing GRU and then GIG?
Lastly- if truly an airport of >400% capacity is to be built does it make more sense to attempt to modify an outdated undersized operating facility or to start with a completely new build in perhaps a more environmentally appropriate area near the city of Rio? And given the number of priorities in and around Rio right now- is the worlds largest airport really the most important?