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Tel: (Cargo) +55 (0)11 6445-5018, +55 (0)11 6445-2945, (PR) +55 (0)11 6445-2256
Fax: +55 (0)11 6488-8434, +55 (0)11 6445-3173
e-mail: nfarias.cnsp@infraero.gov.br
Air Cargo Terminal Manager: Nelson Rodrigues Farias

Airport Data: International, Position 23°25´56"S, 046°28´10"W, Elevation 750m (2,460ft), 24 hours, 2 Passenger Terminals, 5 Cargo Terminals.

Airfield Data: 2 Runways
Navigational Aids: VOR-DME, NDB
Runway 1: Heading 09R/27L, 3,000m (9,842ft), 85/F/B/W/T, Aircraft size max: MAS B747-400, ILS
Runway 2: Heading 09L/27R, 3,550m (11,646ft), 85/F/B/W/T, ILS

Cargo Facilities: 20x 747 Freighter Docks, Bonded Warehouse, Transit Zone, Domestic Cargo Only, Free Port/Foreign Trade Zone, Mechanical Handling, Air-Conditioned Storage, Refrigerated Storage, Deep Freeze Storage, Animal Quarantine, Fresh Meat Inspection, Livestock Handling, Health Officials, X-Ray Equipment, Security for Valuables, Fumigation Equipment, Dangerous Goods, Radioactive Goods, Very Large/Heavy Cargo, Express/Courier Centre

Customs Tel: +55 (0)11 945-2547, +55 (0)11 945-2844Fax: +55 (0)11 912-6093
Op. Hours: 24 hours
Chief Inspector: Flávio Del Comuni

Airport Facts

Governor André Franco Montoro International Airport (IATA: GRU, ICAO: SBGR), better known as Guarulhos International Airport, is an airport that serves São Paulo, Brazil, located in Guarulhos municipality, 22 km northeast of the São Paulo city centre. It is sometimes called Cumbica International Airport, after the suburb in which it is located. Cumbica is also the name of an adjacent air force base.

Guarulhos has two runways: 09L/27R is 12140 feet (3700 metres) long and 09R/27L is 9843 feet (3000 m) long. Both are at an altitude of 2459 feet (749.5 m). A third runway is under consideration, and beginning of construction is expected in 2006, expected to be 1800 x 30 m long.

The airport has 2 passenger and 5 cargo terminals, with a new passenger terminal under planning as of 2004; the passengers terminals are actually the same building, so there is no significant inconvenience in moving between the two. Several modifications in both terminals were made to alleviate congestion until the beginning of construction of T3, scheduled to start in 2006.

Guarulhos, Brazil's largest international airport, will, along with airports at Recife, Salvador, Maceió, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro, benefit from a US$1.65 billion upgrade plan that Infraero (the Brazilian airport authority) will carry out between 2003 and 2006.

In 1999, 16.5 million people passed through Guarulhos International Airport. By the time Infraero's plan to modernise Brazil's airports is complete in 2006, it was hoped that this number will be close to 28.5 million, but since then, the number fell to 11.5 million, being surpassed by Congonhas Domestic Airport as São Paulo's busiest airport, which moved 12.5 million in 2003.

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