New Natal international airport,
São Gonçalo do Amarante Airport .
to the Inframerica Group, in charge of managing the terminal, the airport
has 42 check-in desks and six self-check-in kiosks, shared between airlines.
These resources are spread out in a large, well lit and comfortable
The structure allows for queues to be redistributed and new check-in
points to be opened whenever necessary.
When a certain airline has more flights than another, a bigger number
of desks will be made available to it, so they can board their passengers
quicker. As passengers board, they go through security and a big Dufry
Then, they get to the departures lounge, which has six bridges able
to attach to up to eight aircrafts at the same time.
Tourist related services are provided on the way out, like transport
to hotels, taxis and exchange bureaus, among others.
Gonçalo was the first airport to undergo the concession process
and is different from all the others, not because it's 100% private,
but because the structure was planned and built from scratch in record
"Its operations have started seven months before what is anticipated
in the contract", explains Alysson Paolinelli, Inframerica CEO.
to Paolinelli, the new airport in São Gonçalo was planned
looking into the future, as some projects still have to be developed,
which will contribute to the growth of the region.
terminal is being delivered, but we can see that a lot of expansion
work is being done in its surroundings.
This is positive, as it represents growth.
Were going to have a hotel, a petrol garage, area for industry.
Therefore, I expect that a lot more construction works will be developed
in the area, which will drive development in the region", explains
concession related data
Duration of contract: 28 years
* 4,000 direct jobs and around 3,000 indirect jobs generated during
* Capacity after 1st stage: 6.2 million passengers a year, supplying
for demand predicted for up to 2024
Area: 42 thousand m²
* 860 parking spaces
* 42 check-in desks and 6 self-check-in kiosks
* 8 Escalators
* 22 lifts
* Six luggage reclaim belts for domestic and international flights.
Total number of commercial establishment predicted: 55 (being gradually
implemented). Some examples: Hudson News, Casa do Pão de Queijo,
Delfina Restaurant and Bar, Pizza Hut, Espaço Árabe, Bob´s,
three Dufry shops, pharmacy, among others.
* The www.natal.aero website has all necessary information about the
airport, flight times and useful data for passengers, like information
about car rental, taxis, transport to get to the airport, download of
the passenger guide, contacts for public bodies.
* 24 hour Bi-lingual customer service