11 kilometres from the city of Natal ( state Rio Grande do Norte
- Northeast Region ) the Sao Goncalo International Airport, or Grande
Natal International Airport is one the most ambitious projects designed
by the Brazilian Government for the 2014 Football World Cup.
is intended to be the biggest in Latin America and the 7th largest
in the world with regards to capacity.
Besides the passenger and cargo terminals, it will also feature
hotels and a theme park.
value for the first part of the project is already estimated in
R$ 800,000,000.00 (£300,000,000.00).
The airport should be able to receive around 5 million passengers
per year and 10 A380 airships upon the completion of the first phase,
plus over 40 million passengers and up to 156 A380 airships later
of the construction process until april 2014, the deadline for the
Moreover, the winning company will be able to operate the airport
for a period of 28 years.
is designed to turn the city of Natal into an international cargo
and passenger hub, as well as to expand the tourist and export sectors.
: Major Projects