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By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government wants to expand and modernize Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International (GIG) airport, increasing its capacity from 15 million to 70 million passengers a year. Currently the second busiest airport in the country, GIG is already overstretched with an estimated 20.3 million visitors passing through each year.

In December President Dilma Rouseff announced the "Investment Programme in Logistics: Airports" initiative. The program earmarked R$7.3 billion for infrastructure Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?