Recife airport (REC)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Recife/Guararapes - Gilberto Freyre International Airport, opened on July 1, 2004, is one of the most important in northeastern Brazil. At the same time, it is one of the newest and most modern in the country. It operates with numerous domestic flights and with international destinations in South America and Portugal.

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

Annual passenger traffic: 8.1 million passengers went through it in 2022.

Tel: +55 81 3322 4188. An information counter operates 24 hours a day on the first floor.



The airport is located 11 km (7 miles) southwest from Recife city centre.

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Public and private transportation


CBTU (Tel +55 81 3252 6100) operates services from the station near the airport to the central and south areas of the city, including the municipalities of Recife, Jaboatão dos Guararapes and Camaragibe. They depart every 4-8 minutes from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm. More information


There are two types of services that run 24 hours a day. Regular cabs (cheaper) are available in the North and South Arrivals Halls (Tel +55 81 3322 5050), and there are special services in the South Arrivals area (Tel +55 81 3322 4153). The trip to the city centre takes 15-20 minutes.

Parking services at Recife airport (REC)

Short- and long-term parking is available in an uncovered area and a multi-story facility, both situated close to the main building. More information: Tel +55 81 800 105 560. Rates


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities include ramps, adapted toilets and portable lifts. There are also wheelchairs available by previous request.

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Latest updates: March 24, 2023