Galeao International Airport (GIG)

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Rio De Janeiro international airport, popularly known by its original name Galeão International Airport is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is named after Praia do Galeão (Galleon Beach), located in front of the original passenger terminal (the present passenger terminal of the Brazilian Air Force) and where in 1663 the galleon Padre Eterno was built; and since January 5, 1999 also after the Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim, Galeão Airport is explicitly mentioned in his composition Samba do avião.

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