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About the Airport

Porto Alegre is strategically located in Brazil. The airport is a hub for flights arriving at the southern region of Brazil and plays a fundamental role in the integration between South American countries.

In 1951, the São João Aerodrome was renamed Salgado Filho International Airport after the politician born in the State of Rio Grande do Sul who was Minister of Labor and Minister of Airforce. The new Terminal of the Salgado Filho International Airport was opened in 2001.

In March 2017, in the fourth round of concessions of Brazilian airports, the Federal Government granted the concession of the Salgado Filho International Airport to Fraport AG.