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Fraport to operate Brazilian airports

German airport operator Fraport has signed a concession agreement with the Brazilian government to manage and develop Porto Alegre and Pinto Martins–Fortaleza international airports in Brazil. The company’s Brazilian subsidiary, Fraport Brasil, is expected to take over operations at the airports by early 2018. Under the agreement, the operator is required to develop the infrastructure […]

Plaza Premium opens three lounges and a hotel at Tom Jobim International in Rio

Hospitality firm Plaza Premium Group has opened three new passenger lounges and an airside hotel in the newly constructed Terminal 2 (T2) facility at Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The three Plaza Premium Lounges are located in international departures, domestic departures and arrivals, covering approximately 14,000ft², 10,000ft² and 3,800ft² respectively. With […]

Plaza Premium Lounge makes its Brazilian airport debut

Plaza Premium Lounge, the world´s largest independent airport lounge network, has made its debut in Brazil by opening at Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro. The Hong Kong company struck a partnership with airport operator RIOgaleão to provide multiple premium airport services. The company will operate three Plaza Premium Lounges in Terminal 2’s […]

Brazilian Government consider retaking control of Rio Airport amid funding problems

The Brazilian government is considering retaking control of Rio de Janeiro’s international airport from a consortium of private investors who are struggling with a lack of long-term financing, a senior official said on Wednesday. Among options, the government is analyzing voiding the license that the so-called Galeão Aeroporto do Futuro consortium won at an auction […]

RIOgaleão Tom Jobim International Airport reopens following US$560m investment

Rio de Janeiro’s RIOgaleão Tom Jobim International Airport has opened its revamped facilities including a new pier, high-quality facilities and improved services following a R$2bn (US$560m) investment. The transformation of the host airport of the 2016 Olympic Games was carried out in record time: the new South Pier was constructed in less than two years […]