Introducing GRU/GIG/BSB Brazil Regional Airports

Discussion in 'GRU/GIG/BSB | Brazil Regional Airports' started by jbcarioca, Apr 13, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. jbcarioca
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    We have a number of posts so far dealing with Brazil aiports. I will post links to them in this thread. During the coming days/weeks I will attempt to introduce a profile thread for each significant Brazilian airport, and then they can grow based on your questions and answers, opinions and facts.

    I will also post here a reserved thread for each of the major airports so they are ready for otehr people to make input before the profiles are complete.

    First, the threads to date:
    http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/ek-begins-eze-dxb-in-january-2012.8161/
    http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/tam-announces-more-gig-service-increases.8164/
    http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/gig-exit-information.8092/
    http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/taxi-options-from-gig.7269/
    http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/gig-airport-hotels.6070/
     
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    Anybody who is accustomed to the Airports of Asia, Europe or the US will be challenged to enjoy them in Brazil. Most Brazilian airports have had little updating since the 1970's or 1980's when they were very good. The major international aiprorts are all severely over capacity so everything from checkin, lounges, restaurants, baggage claim and immigration can be frustrating. Checking any of the major travel sites will produce a litany of complaints.

    Still, things are improving in several respects and knowing where to go and what to do will improve your experience considerably. There are major upgrades underway at the 15 key airports serving the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. There are more sceptics than believers that the faciltities can be ready in time. Given that, there are major positive changes under way including a number fo new terminals and expansion of airline support infrastructure.

    The new President of Brazil, Dilma Rouseff, is strugging to take Infraero from military control and to privatize several major airports also. In the meantime upgrades to Air Traffic Control, instrument procedures, runways, taxiways and other airport infrastructre are all underway. Thus, there are grounds for modest optimism.

    Please ask questions and offer information and opinions.
     
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