Rio de Janeiro/Galeao–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (IATA: GIG, ICAO: SBGL) popularly known by its original name Galeao International Airport is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It is named after Praia do Galeao (Galleon Beach), located in front of the original passenger terminal (the present passenger terminal of the Brazilian Air Force) and where in 1663 the galleon Padre Eterno was built; and since January 5, 1999 also after the Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim: Galeao Airport is explicitly mentioned in his composition "Samba do aviao."
Operated by Infraero, it is the largest airport site in Brazil. In 2010, the airport was ranked 4th in terms of transported passengers and cargo handled, and 6th in aircraft operations in Brazil, placing it amongst the busiest airports in the country. Furthermore, it is the 2nd busiest airport in terms of international air traffic in the country.