Brasília International Airport – Hail Brazil
Brasília–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, which is known as Brasília International Airport is a major airport serving Brasilia in Brazil. Operated by Inframérica, the airport is public as well as military airport and some of its facilities are shared with the Brazilian Air Force. The airport has been named after the 21st President of Brazil, Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira. A part of Lago Sul administrative region of the Federal District of Brazil, the Brasília International Airport is located at an elevation of 1,066 meters above sea level and serves as a hub for Avianca Brazil, Gol Airlines and TAM Airlines. The airport is located at a distance of 11 km from the city and houses the Brazilian Integrated Air Traffic Control and Air Defense Center section 1. The airport currently has 2 asphalt runways measuring 3,200 and 3,300 meters each and two terminals.
The construction of Brasília International Airport began in October 1955 and the old airport had a runway of 2,700 meteralong with a terminal which was made entirely of wood. The official inauguration took place on 3 May 1957. The airport underwent its first ever major expansion in 1990 and was reopened in 1992.since then numerous expansions and renovations have been conducted at the airport. Infraero, which is the operator of the airport unveiled a BRL514.8 million plan for renovation of the airport in order to prepare for the Summer Olympics in 2016, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro. This renovation will equip the airport with enlarges apron and taxiways, expansion of existing passenger terminal and expansion of parking.
The airport serves as bas for 13 passenger airlines - Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air France, Amaszonas, American Airlines, Avianca Brazil, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Gol Transportes Aéreos, Passaredo Linhas Aéreas, SETE Linhas Aéreas, TAM Airlines and TAP Portugal. ABSA Cargo Airline, Rio Linhas Aéreas and TAM Cargo are the major cargo airline operators from Brasília International Airport.
While this is one of the best airports in the country and offers plenty of services, Brasília–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport has still not received any awards or accolades for its excellent services.
Routes and Destinations
The airport is directly connected to more than 50 destinations across the globe by 14 airline operators that provide service to and from the Brasília–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport.
Why Fly Through This Airport
How to Check-in
Online check-in, mobile check-in, self-check-in and counter check-in are the options available for passengers travelling from the Brasília–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport. Generally passengers opting for mobile or web check-in can do so 24 hour prior to their flight departure and can print the boarding pass at their home, to avoid waiting in the queue at the airport. For counter check-in all passengers should be at the gate in the transit area one hour prior to departure. Please note that every airline has its own time for check-in so check with your airline before travelling. If you fail to check-in within the stipulated time, then the airline has the right to deny boarding.
While the limit of baggage allowance may vary from one airline to the other, generally passengers travelling in economy class can check-in one piece, with a weight up to 30 kg. Those travelling in business or crown class can carry 2 pieces of baggage wherein the weight of the first is up to 30kg and the weight of the second is up to 23 kg. Depending upon the sector and class of travel, passengers can carry anywhere between 7 kg to 12 as cabin luggage. Extra charges will be applicable in case of excess luggage. Please contact your airline to know more about what and how much you can carry when travelling from the Brasília–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport.
Option of pre selection of seat is available with most of the airlines and this can be done while online check-in. This is a chargeable service and can be done 24 hours before the schedule departure of the flight. Passengers can also make a request for their preferred seat during the counter check-in process but seats are not guaranteed as they are subject to availability. It is always advisable for passengers to book the window seat as they are more comfortable and allow the passengers to enjoy the views of the region during landing and takeoff.
Passengers can get their flights reserved by booking their ticket online, but this service is chargeable by most of the airlines. Tickets can also be purchased at the airline’s counter at the airport or the authorized office of the airline in your city, minus the service fee. For more details on booking charges, cancellation and modification of your flight reservation, please contact your airline.