RIOgaleão announced last week that the airport continues with process to migrate the international airlines to the Terminal 2 (T2). Last Sunday (10), Alitalia has been transferred to T2, the check-in area of the Italian airline which has daily flights between Rio de Janeiro and Rome started to be realized in the T2, as well the disembark of its passengers.
The migration of the international airlines to Terminal 2 started on March 28th, 2016 with the migration of the German airline Condor. RIOgaleão expects to conclude the process until the Summer Olympics 2016. This change is part of a huge transformation process that it is occurring at Tom Jobim International Airport, which includes the opening of a boarding area with 100 thousand square meters, 26 new boarding bridge, and a new commercial area. The new pier will be used mainly for the international flights. By 2017, the processing of domestic and international passengers (check-in and baggage drop-off) will be concentrated in Terminal 2, and then the flow of passengers will be distributed to the 58 boarding bridges in the own terminal 2, the terminal 1 or south pier. Changes will be made and communicated in phases.