Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Porto Alegre Car Rental

Porto Alegre is the capital city in the Rio Grande Do Sul state of Brazil. It is one of the largest Brazilian cities in the region and it is being served by Salgado Filho international airport. This airport at Porto Alegre is managed by Infraero. The airport gets its name in the honor of first Brazilian Air Force minister and Senator Joaquim Pedro Salgado Filho who died in an accident in the year 1950, when in an airplane that had departed from the airport of Porto Alegre. The Porto Alegre airport is suitably located at just a distance of 6 kilometers from the main city. For the year of 2011, the Porto Alegre airport was positioned 8th for number of passengers it handled and 10th for aircraft movement. This demography places the Porto Alegre airport into the list of the busiest airports of Brazil.
The name for the Salgado Filho international airport was Sao Joao airport and originally it served as an active air club. In 1940, the first passenger terminal got inaugurated at the Porto Alegre airport making it a full-fledged commercial airport.  To cater the ever growing crowd of passengers every year, the Porto Alegre airport has two passenger terminals. The newer and bigger passenger terminal was inaugurated in 2001 making the older terminal to serve as the cargo terminal and for general aviation. Major destinations of the flight to and from Porto Alegre airport include plenty of key Brazilian cities like Belo Horizonte – Confins, Cuiaba, Joacaba, Uruguaiana and many others.

Major airlines Using Salgado Filho international airport are:
  • AZUL Brazilian Airlines
  • TAP Portugal
  • TRIP Linhas Aereas
  • GOL Airlines
  • COPA Airlines
  • Avianca Brazil
  • TACA Peru
  • TAM Airlines
The Salgado Filho international airport is conveniently connected to main city via frequent bus services, taxis, and Porto Alegre Airport Car Rental. Other facilities at the airport include excellent Banking, shopping and dining facilities along with huge vehicle and aircraft parking.

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