Rio’s Santos Dumont Airport Closes for Olympic Sailing

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – So as not to disturb sailing competitions around Guanabara Bay, Brazil’s Air Force has announced that from Monday, August 8th to August 18th, Santos Dumont will be closed for landings and take-offs between the hours of 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM. The airport’s runways sit right next to the waters of the Guanabara Bay.

Those arriving or leaving Rio during those hours will have to go to the city’s Tom Jobim International (GIG) Airport. To compensate for the four hour closings the airport, which . . .

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