São Paulo Congonhas airport (CGH)

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São Paulo Congonhas airport (CGH)

São Paulo/Congonhas Airport, opened on April 12, 1936, is the busiest in the country regarding domestic flights. Due to a tragic accident that took place on July, 2007, the two runways were enlarged and combination flights were eliminated, leaving only direct flights, to reduce traffic. Since then, it has been considered one of the safest airports in Brazil.

Official Website: infraero.gov.br

Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.

Annual passenger traffic: 22 million passengers went through it in 2019.

Tel: +55 11 5090 9000. There are information desks in the central hall and the Arrivals area. Tourist office in the south wing, available from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.


The airport is located within the city, only 8.7 km (5.4 miles) south from downtown São Paulo.

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Parking services at São Paulo Congonhas airport (CGH)

The enclosure has a covered parking area that operates 24 hours a day. More information: Tel +55 800 105 560.

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Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers with special needs have access ramps, adapted toilets and telephones, and ambulifts to board the plane at their disposal. If you should require special assistance or wheelchairs, contact your airline before your flight. More information: Tel +55 11 5090 9115.

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Latest updates: May 28, 2021