Congonhas-São Paulo Airport

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Congonhas-São Paulo Airport

São Paulo/Congonhas–Deputado Freitas Nobre Airport Portuguese pronunciation: is one of the four commercial airports serving São Paulo, Brazil.

The airport is named after the neighborhood where it is located, called Vila Congonhas, property of the descendants of Lucas Antônio Monteiro de Barros (1767–1851), Viscount of Congonhas do Campo, first president of the Province of São Paulo after the independence of Brazil in 1822, during the Empire. In turn, the Viscount’s domain was named after the plural of a shrub known in Brazil as congonha-do-campo. Since June 19, 2017 it is officially named after Deputy Freitas Nobre. The name Congonhas however remains mostly used. It is owned by the City of São Paulo, but operated by Infraero.

Congonhas has slot restrictions operating with a maximum of 30 operations/hour, being one of the five airports with such restrictions in Brazil. In 2019, it was the second busiest airport in Brazil by passenger traffic, after São Paulo–Guarulhos.

The central hall of the passenger terminal is considered one of the most outstanding examples of modern architecture in São Paulo. However, modernizing and enlargement work has been conducted at the terminal from 2003 onwards, while trying to preserve the look of the older, historic section. Today the main terminal has 51,535 m2 of space.


Congonhas-São Paulo Airport
Av. Washington Luís, s/nº - Vila Congonhas, São Paulo - SP, 04626-911
  • +55 11 5090-9000