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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)

Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport is a medium sized airport in Brazil. It is an international airport. In total there are 35 airports around the world that have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, spread around 33 cities in 13 countries. Currently, there are 15 domestic flights to Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro is mainly known for sightseeing & culture.

This month, there are 1,286 flights arriving at Rio de Janeiro Airport, which are 43 flights per day or 2 flights per hour.

The most frequently departed flights to Rio de Janeiro are routes from São Paulo (GRU) in Brazil and Fortaleza (FOR), also in Brazil. These two routes together are operated 318 times this month, and make up for 25% of all monthly arrivals at Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport.

The longest flight to Rio de Janeiro GIG is departing from Dubai (DXB). This non-stop flight takes around 13 hours and 40 minutes and covers a distance of 4,586 miles (7,380 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 18 airlines that fly to Rio de Janeiro. Most flights to Rio de Janeiro are operated by Gol, as they connect 18 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 19 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

If you are looking for a luxurious flight, there's a total of 2 airports to choose from that have flights to GIG in First Class.

Intercontinental flights to Rio de Janeiro

These are all non-stop intercontinental flights to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG), as of July 2022:

* Please note that there are no direct services from Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, 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).

Air FranceAir France (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Paris (CDG).

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

British AirwaysBritish Airways (Oneworld): year-round flights from London Heathrow (LHR).

LufthansaLufthansa (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Munich (MUC).

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 has a strong network of non-stop flights from Southern America.

EmiratesEmirates: seasonal flights from Buenos Aires (EZE).

Aerolineas ArgentinasAerolineas Argentinas (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Buenos Aires (AEP).

Felix AirwaysFelix Airways: year-round flights from Buenos Aires (EZE).

GolGol: year-round flights from Buenos Aires (AEP), seasonal flights from Córdoba (COR), Rosario (ROS), year-round flights from Aracaju (AJU), Belém (BEL), Brasília (BSB), seasonal flights from Curitiba (CWB), Florianópolis (FLN), year-round flights from Fortaleza (FOR), seasonal flights from Foz do Iguaçu (IGU), year-round flights from João Pessoa, Paraíba (JPA), Maceió (MCZ), Manaus (MAO), Natal (NAT), Recife (REC), seasonal flights from Salvador da Bahia (SSA), year-round flights from São Paulo (GRU) and seasonal flights from São Paulo (VCP).

LATAMLATAM: seasonal flights from Buenos Aires (EZE), year-round flights from Brasília (BSB), Fortaleza (FOR), Foz do Iguaçu (IGU), Recife (REC), São Paulo (GRU), Santiago de Chile (SCL) and Lima (LIM).

AviancaAvianca (Star Alliance): year-round 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).

Non-stop flights from the Middle-East / Western Asia to Rio de Janeiro

EmiratesEmirates is currently the only airline flying non-stop from the Middle-East to Rio de Janeiro. They fly seasonal from Dubai (DXB).

International flights to Rio de Janeiro

Argentina
Flights from Argentina to Rio de Janeiro

There are 4 airports in Argentina that have non-stop flights to Rio de Janeiro.

From Buenos Aires, you can fly non-stop with Aerolineas Argentinas (SkyTeam) or Gol.
From Buenos Aires, direct flights are offered by Emirates, Felix Airways and LATAM. This route is not operational yet but will start in August.
From Córdoba and Rosario, you can fly with Gol.

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, you can fly non-stop with LATAM or 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).

France
Flights from France to Rio de Janeiro

There is 1 airport in France that has a direct connection to Rio de Janeiro, which is Paris. From Paris, direct flights are offered by Air France (SkyTeam).

Germany
Flights from Germany to Rio de Janeiro

In Germany, the only airport that has a direct connection to Rio de Janeiro is Munich. From Munich, direct flights are offered by Lufthansa (Star Alliance).

Netherlands
Flights from Netherlands to Rio de Janeiro

Amsterdam is the only city in Netherlands with direct flights to Rio de Janeiro. From Amsterdam, direct flights are offered by KLM (SkyTeam).

Panama
Flights from Panama to Rio de Janeiro

There is 1 airport in Panama that has a direct connection to Rio de Janeiro, which is Panama City. From Panama City, direct flights are offered by Copa Airlines (Star Alliance).

Peru
Flights from Peru to Rio de Janeiro

Lima is the only city in Peru with direct flights to Rio de Janeiro. From Lima, direct flights are offered by LATAM.

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

In Spain, the only airport that has a direct connection to Rio de Janeiro is Madrid. From Madrid, direct flights are offered by Iberia (Oneworld). This route is not operational yet but will start in October.

United Arab Emirates
Flights from United Arab Emirates to Rio de Janeiro

There is 1 airport in United Arab Emirates that has a direct connection to Rio de Janeiro, which is Dubai. From Dubai, direct flights are offered by Emirates. This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in June.

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).

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 is a seasonal route that starts in December and ends in June.
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).

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). 15 airports in Brazil have direct flights to the airport.

From Aracaju and Belém, you can fly with Gol.
From Brasília, you can fly non-stop with Gol or LATAM.
From Curitiba and Florianópolis, all direct flights to Rio de Janeiro are operated by Gol.
From Fortaleza and Foz do Iguaçu, you can fly with Gol and LATAM.
From João Pessoa, Paraíba, Maceió, Manaus and Natal, all direct flights to Rio de Janeiro are operated by Gol.
From Recife, you can fly non-stop with Gol or LATAM.
From Salvador da Bahia, direct flights are offered by Gol. This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in September 2022.
From São Paulo, you can fly non-stop with Azul or Gol.
From São Paulo, you can fly non-stop with Gol or 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 Cabo Frio (CFB).

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 18 airlines flying to Rio de Janeiro from 35 airports around the world, as of July 2022.

Which airlines fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Gol, LATAM and Emirates 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 1,286 flights arriving at Rio de Janeiro every month (or 301 flights each week), from a total of 35 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 Recife 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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