New Florianópolis Airport Able to Handle Twice as Many Passengers as Old Terminal

The terminal will move eight million people annually. There are 13 boarding gates and ten boarding bridges, two of which have enough room to receive large aircraft, used in intercontinental flights, such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Infrastructure Minister Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas said the new Florianópolis International Airport has the potential to match the city and also Santa Catarina state.

The new terminal, inaugurated on Saturday, September 28th, will have the capacity to move eight million passengers per year, against four million at the old airport, which will be closed.

"I think passengers will be pleased with what will be provided. It is a piece of modern progress that is up to the potential of Florianópolis and Santa Catarina. We are multiplying by four the capacity of the airport . . .

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