HotelsRIO celebrates recovery of Rio's air network


Around R$ 300 million will be invested in Galeão

This Tuesday, the 9th, HotéisRIO celebrates the signing, at the City Palace, of a technical cooperation agreement between the City of Rio, the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro and RIOgaleão, operator of Tom Jobim International Airport, to promote airport sector. Around R$ 300 million will be invested to encourage the creation of new routes and increase the number of flights, ensuring a greater flow of tourists. The terminal is expected to receive around 14 million passengers in 2024, returning to the level reached in 2019.

For the president of HotéisRIO, Alfredo Lopes, Galeão airport is proof that tourism is non-partisan. “We observed all the actors – municipality, state and federation – committed to resurrecting this heritage of our city. They managed to promote balance between the two main airports in our city – Tom Jobim and Santos Dumont – and I am sure that this will boost national and international tourism”. Lopes also highlighted that this union is allowing us to follow the path that all tourist cities in the world follow, which is to work with companies that fly to that city and promote them at the departure destination. “This is what will bring new tourists to our Rio de Janeiro”.

Rio City Hall and the State Government will invest R$ 120 million, while RIOgaleão will allocate R$ 150 million. The goal is to improve access for tourists, reduce ticket and freight costs and generate jobs and income. There will be reinforcement in patrolling, improvement in mobility, with the use of gutters, modernization of road signage and improvements in conservation and public order. Improvements will be made in conservation (air conditioning and X-ray equipment), ambiance (food and signage) and transportation (exclusive areas for tourist buses, vans and app cars), in addition to the implementation of seven VIP lounges and two hotels. Furthermore, Tom Jobim will be the first airport in Brazil with a digital service platform, Galeon.

The proposal is that the agreement generates financial and regulatory incentives to attract large airlines and leisure-oriented companies and encourages companies that already operate in Galeão to increase flight frequency, boosting direct and indirect revenue for the city through tourism. leisure and business. One of the objectives of the partnership will be to provide incentives through a Municipal Fund to promote aviation in the city.

CEO of Latam Brasil, Jerome Cadier explains the work that the company has carried out in favor of Rio de Janeiro. According to him, since last year, Latam has grown 25% in Rio, compared to the previous year. In the specific case of Galeão, the expectation is that performance in the first quarter of 2024 will be 120% higher than the same quarter in 2023.

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