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SDU Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Master Thread

Discussion in 'GRU/GIG/BSB | Brazil Regional Airports' started by jbcarioca, Apr 13, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. jbcarioca
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    jbcarioca Gold Member

    From Infraero, Google translated:

    Santos-Dumont Airport

    For the location in the city center of Rio de Janeiro, to reach fast the major hotels and tourist areas. Santos Dumont Airport has the preference of executives who travel on business.
    The building of the airport was designed by brothers Robert and Milton, in 1938, they won a national competition. The building was a landmark of modern Brazilian architecture, with its double lounge, which features panels with screens of 15 meters in length and 5 high, Fausto Cadmus, depicting the mythological Icarus Dream directed by Alberto Santos Dumont with 14 Bis. The gardens in front of the Airport were developed by Burle Marx.
    To meet growing demand in 2003 Infraero began on developing the airport. Keeping the original building, listed by the State Institute of Artistic and Cultural Heritage (INEPAC) was initiated in May 26, 2007, the assisted operation of a new building, the exclusive boarding operations.
    With modern design and bold design of the new departure terminal, the architect Sergio Garden, respects and preserves the visual brightness of the scene that frames the airport site. The Guanabara Bay, the bridge that links Rio to Niteroi City, and Botafogo Bay, located between the airport and Sugarloaf.
    With 1,800 square meters, the departure lounge has a glazed accommodation, which distinguishes a ceiling that resembles the sky blue, with green walls transparent. To avoid blocking the view, the air conditioning system is installed on the floor.
    The departure terminal also has stringers with the current design and within the concept of ergonomics, the passengers disposal. Besides a comfortable lounge - cozy place, while the passengers await their flights.
  2. Eloy Fonseca Neto
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    Eloy Fonseca Neto Silver Member

    Nice Regional Airport in RIO, but Infraero should stop doing screening on connecting flight. It's just stupid. You've already passed through security and when you deplane you have to go through again to catch another plane. That's costfull and stupid.
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  3. jbcarioca
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    jbcarioca Gold Member

    Since the recent refurbishment SDU has become a very nice airport to use, though. It is the easiest and most convenient of the major Brazilian airports, IMO. Connections, as Eloy explains, are not quite so convenient. That is because it was designed and intended for point-to-point travel only. Connections there were never intended. For anyone in Centro, Gloria, Urca, Botafogo, etc SDU is very convenient, just a few minutes away.
  4. OY-JFS
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    OY-JFS Gold Member

    From a scenic view, my favorite airport in the world!
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  5. jbcarioca
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    jbcarioca Gold Member

    It is not my favorite in the world, but it is certainly my favorite in Brazil. The views are great!
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    jbcarioca Gold Member

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