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Direct flights to Rio de Janeiro (GIG)

Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport - Airport code: GIG

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Non-stop flights to Rio de Janeiro (GIG)

Last updated on: 05-12-2021

Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport is a medium sized airport in Brazil. It is an international airport. In total there are 41 airports around the world that have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, spread around 37 cities in 12 countries. Currently, there are 21 domestic flights to Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro is mainly known for sightseeing & culture.

Most tourists that come to Rio de Janeiro visit one of the following sights:

  • Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil
  • Cristo Redentor
  • Ipanema Beach
  • Governador Island

This month, there are 711 flights arriving at Rio de Janeiro Airport, which are 168 flights per week or 24 flights per day.

The most frequently departed flights to Rio de Janeiro are routes from São Paulo (GRU) in Brazil and São Paulo (VCP), also in Brazil. These two routes together are operated 234 times this month, and make up for 33% of all monthly arrivals at Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport.

The longest flight to Rio de Janeiro GIG is departing from Frankfurt (FRA). This non-stop flight takes around 11 hours and 55 minutes and covers a distance of 5,944 miles (9,566 km).

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List of all direct flights to Rio de Janeiro

Below you can find a list of all cities and countries that have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, ordered by popularity.

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Currently, there are 16 airlines that fly to Rio de Janeiro. Most flights to Rio de Janeiro are operated by Gol, as they connect 25 airports to GIG. That’s around 2 times as much as LATAM, the second biggest airline in terms of operated flight routes to Rio de Janeiro. Below you can find a list of airlines that operate most GIG flights:

Business class flights to Rio de Janeiro

There are 18 airports that have flights to Rio de Janeiro in Business Class. All airports that offer business class flights to GIG are listed below:

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First class flights to Rio de Janeiro

There is only one airport that has First Class flights to Rio de Janeiro, which is Amsterdam (AMS).

Intercontinental flights to Rio de Janeiro

There are intercontinental flights to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG) from Europe, the United States, Southern America and Central America, as of May 2021.

* Please note that there are no direct services from Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle-East, Southern Asia, China, Japan, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Central Asia or Oceania.

Non-stop flights from Europe to Rio de Janeiro

TAP PortugalTAP Portugal (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Lisbon (LIS) and Porto (OPO).

IberiaIberia (Oneworld): seasonal flights from Madrid (MAD).

British AirwaysBritish Airways (Oneworld): seasonal flights from London Heathrow (LHR).

KLMKLM (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Amsterdam (AMS).

LufthansaLufthansa (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Frankfurt (FRA).

Non-stop flights from the US to Rio de Janeiro

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines (Oneworld): year-round flights from Miami (MIA) and seasonal flights from New York City (JFK).

DeltaDelta (SkyTeam): seasonal flights from Atlanta (ATL).

United AirlinesUnited Airlines (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Houston (IAH).

Non-stop flights from South America to Rio de Janeiro

Gol and LATAM have a strong network of non-stop flights from Southern America.

Aerolineas ArgentinasAerolineas Argentinas (SkyTeam): seasonal flights from Buenos Aires (AEP).

Felix AirwaysFelix Airways: seasonal flights from El Palomar / Buenos Aires (EPA).

GolGol: seasonal flights from Buenos Aires (EZE), Córdoba (COR), Rosario (ROS), year-round flights from Aracaju (AJU), seasonal flights from Belém (BEL), Belo Horizonte (CNF), year-round flights from Brasília (BSB), seasonal flights from Curitiba (CWB), year-round flights from Florianópolis (FLN), Fortaleza (FOR), Foz do Iguaçu (IGU), João Pessoa, Paraíba (JPA), Maceió (MCZ), seasonal flights from Manaus (MAO), year-round flights from Natal (NAT), seasonal flights from Navegantes (NVT), Porto Alegre (POA), year-round flights from Recife (REC), Salvador da Bahia (SSA), seasonal flights from São Luís (SLZ), year-round flights from São Paulo (GRU), seasonal flights from São Paulo (CGH), São Paulo (VCP), Vitória, Espírito Santo (VIX) and Santiago de Chile (SCL).

LATAMLATAM: seasonal flights from Buenos Aires (EZE), year-round flights from Brasília (BSB), Fortaleza (FOR), seasonal flights from Foz do Iguaçu (IGU), Manaus (MAO), Natal (NAT), year-round flights from São Paulo (GRU), seasonal flights from Vitória, Espírito Santo (VIX), Santiago de Chile (SCL), Lima (LIM) and Montevideo (MVD).

AviancaAvianca (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Bogotá (BOG).

AzulAzul: year-round flights from São Paulo (VCP).

Sky AirlineSky Airline: year-round flights from Santiago de Chile (SCL).

Non-stop flights from Central America to Rio de Janeiro

Copa AirlinesCopa Airlines is currently the only airline flying non-stop from Central America to Rio de Janeiro. They fly year-round from Panama City (PTY).

International flights to Rio de Janeiro

Argentina
Flights from Argentina to Rio de Janeiro

There are 5 airports in Argentina that have non-stop flights to Rio de Janeiro.

From Buenos Aires, direct flights are offered by Aerolineas Argentinas (SkyTeam). This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in May 2021.
From Buenos Aires, you can fly non-stop with Gol or LATAM. This is a seasonal route that starts in October and ends in April.
From Córdoba, you can fly non-stop to Rio de Janeiro with Gol. This is a seasonal route that starts in October and ends in April.
From El Palomar / Buenos Aires, the only airline with direct flights is Felix Airways. This is a seasonal route that starts in July and ends in September.
From Rosario, direct flights are offered by Gol. This is a seasonal route that starts in October and ends in April.

Chile
Flights from Chile to Rio de Janeiro

Santiago de Chile is the only city in Chile with direct flights to Rio de Janeiro. From Santiago de Chile, direct flights are offered by Gol, LATAM and Sky Airline.

Colombia
Flights from Colombia to Rio de Janeiro

In Colombia, the only airport that has a direct connection to Rio de Janeiro is Bogotá. From Bogotá, direct flights are offered by Avianca (Star Alliance). This route is not operational yet but will start in July.

Germany
Flights from Germany to Rio de Janeiro

There is 1 airport in Germany that has a direct connection to Rio de Janeiro, which is Frankfurt. From Frankfurt, direct flights are offered by Lufthansa (Star Alliance). This route is not operational yet but will start in July.

Netherlands
Flights from Netherlands to Rio de Janeiro

In Netherlands, the only airport that has a direct connection to Rio de Janeiro is Amsterdam. From Amsterdam, direct flights are offered by KLM (SkyTeam).

Panama
Flights from Panama to Rio de Janeiro

Panama City is the only city in Panama with direct flights to Rio de Janeiro. From Panama City, direct flights are offered by Copa Airlines (Star Alliance).

Peru
Flights from Peru to Rio de Janeiro

There is 1 airport in Peru that has a direct connection to Rio de Janeiro, which is Lima. From Lima, direct flights are offered by LATAM. This is a seasonal route that starts in October and ends in April.

Portugal
Flights from Portugal to Rio de Janeiro

If you are looking for a direct flight from Portugal to Rio de Janeiro, there are 2 airports to choose from.

From Lisbon and Porto, you can fly with TAP Portugal (Star Alliance).

Spain
Flights from Spain to Rio de Janeiro

Madrid is the only city in Spain with direct flights to Rio de Janeiro. From Madrid, direct flights are offered by Iberia (Oneworld). This route is not operational yet but will start in July.

United Kingdom
Flights from United Kingdom to Rio de Janeiro

In United Kingdom, the only airport that has a direct connection to Rio de Janeiro is London Heathrow. From London Heathrow, direct flights are offered by British Airways (Oneworld). This route is not operational yet but will start in July.

United States
Flights from United States to Rio de Janeiro

In United States, there are 4 airports that have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro.

From Atlanta, direct flights are offered by Delta (SkyTeam). This route is not operational yet but will start in July.
From Houston, the only airline with direct flights is United Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Miami and New York City, you can fly with American Airlines (Oneworld).

Uruguay
Flights from Uruguay to Rio de Janeiro

There is 1 airport in Uruguay that has a direct connection to Rio de Janeiro, which is Montevideo. From Montevideo, direct flights are offered by LATAM. This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in October 2021.

Domestic flights to Rio de Janeiro

Brazil
Flights from Brazil to Rio de Janeiro

There are lots of domestic flights to Rio de Janeiro (GIG). 21 airports in Brazil have direct flights to the airport.

From Aracaju, Belém and Belo Horizonte, all direct flights to Rio de Janeiro are operated by Gol.
From Brasília, you can fly non-stop with Gol or LATAM.
From Curitiba and Florianópolis, you can fly with Gol.
From Fortaleza and Foz do Iguaçu, all direct flights to Rio de Janeiro are operated by Gol and LATAM.
From João Pessoa, Paraíba and Maceió, you can fly with Gol.
From Manaus and Natal, all direct flights to Rio de Janeiro are operated by Gol and LATAM.
From Navegantes, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador da Bahia and São Luís, all direct flights to Rio de Janeiro are operated by Gol.
From São Paulo, you can fly non-stop with Azul or Gol.
From São Paulo, direct flights are offered by Gol. This route is not operational yet but will start in July.
From São Paulo and Vitória, Espírito Santo, you can fly with Gol and LATAM.

Alternative airports near Rio de Janeiro

Flying to an alternative airport near Rio de Janeiro could give you other options to reach your destination. For example, the possibility to fly with a different airline or alliance, or finding a cheaper airfare. For this reason, alternative airports near to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) are listed below. The closest alternative airports are Rio de Janeiro (SDU) and Angra dos Reis (GDR).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Rio de Janeiro?

There are 2 airports in Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG) and Santos Dumont Airport (SDU).

What is the best airport to fly into Rio de Janeiro?

The most convenient airport to fly into Rio de Janeiro is Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG).

How many airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?

There are 16 airlines flying to Rio de Janeiro from 41 airports around the world, as of May 2021.

Which airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Gol, LATAM and American Airlines operate most flights to Rio de Janeiro. To get a full overview of all operating airlines, please use the airline filter.

Which alliances are flying to Rio de Janeiro?

SkyTeam, Star Alliance and Oneworld are all flying to Rio de Janeiro.

How many nonstop flights are there to Rio de Janeiro?

There are roughly 711 flights arriving at Rio de Janeiro every month (or 168 flights each week), from a total of 41 airports worldwide.

What is the official name of Rio de Janeiro Airport?

The official name of Rio de Janeiro Airport is Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport.

What is the airport code of Rio de Janeiro Airport?

The airport code of Rio de Janeiro Airport is GIG.

What are the most popular flights to Rio de Janeiro?

São Paulo, Fortaleza and Brasília are the 3 most popular routes to Rio de Janeiro. For a complete overview of all flight routes to Rio de Janeiro, please use our flight map.

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