British Airways has joined other International airlines and moved its operation from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 at Rio de Janeiro’s Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (popularly known by its original name Galeao International Airport – GIG). As a prelude to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the city this summer, the terminal has been undergoing major renovation over the last two years and will offer an enhanced experience to customers.

The refreshed terminal has a brand new check-in area as well as 14 new aircraft parking positions and 26 new jet-bridges. The refurbishment of the terminal continues until the end of June.

Lelia de Paz Dias, Airport Manager said: “This project has two stages, the first of which is the relocation to the new check-in location in Terminal 2, Zone D. Our customers will benefit from an improved proposition as we will offer one central point for reservations, upgrades and excess baggage within the check-in area. In additional to our normal check-in desks there will be separate desks available for our premium customers.

“Eligible customers will be offer the use of the use of the lounge operated by our valued supplier Proair in Terminal 2.”

The second stage of this project will come in mid-May when the newly built South Pier parking stands will open. British Airways will move to these new stands from the end of June.