Brazil

São Paulo-Guarulhos Spotting Guide

São Paulo-Guarulhos Spotting Guide

São Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport (IATA: GRU, ICAO: SBGR), popularly known locally as Cumbica Airport after the district where it is located and the Brazilian Air Force base that still exists at the airport complex, is the largest airport in Brazil with a capacity of 42 million passengers and also the Latin America’s largest in number of passengers, 39 537 00 in 2014. GRU is the second after Bogotá (Colombia) for cargo 504 000 tonnes and movements 304,559. With two runways 27L / 09R and 27R / 09L, located 750 meters above sea level. There are forty airlines operating…

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Spotting Guide

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Spotting Guide

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont (IATA: SDU, ICAO: SBRJ) is the 7th biggest airport of Brazil. In 2014, the airport welcomed 9.7 million passengers. The airport is nicely situated near the city centre of Rio de Janeiro and close to some of the tourist attractions and landmarks. From the south side of the airport you have a view of the spectacular Sugar Loaf and further away: Cristo Redentor. The airport is dominated by four airlines: TAM, GOL Transportes Aereos, Azul and Avianca Brasil. The biggest aircraft you will see here is an Airbus A319 or a Boeing 737-800. Besides the commercial traffic you…