The “Brasília – Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport” is one of the busiest and most important airports in Brazil and serves both for civil and military traffic. Because of the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2014 to be organized in Brazil, the airport was not expected to handle all the traffic during the period of the cup. That is why the Brazilian government decided to build a larger terminal. The company that runs the fourth largest airport in Brazil wants to increase the amount of passengers from the actual 16 million annually to 40 million in 2025. With the southern terminal that opened on Wednesday and the northern one that will be finished in May the airport can handle 21 million passengers a year. The project will cost 600 million US dollars.
“The only thing we will discuss with entrepreneurs and Argentina, our friend, is football. For business related issues we are on the same line. We really need Argentina” says Roussef.
The new terminals, that will serve all intercontinental flights from Asia, North America, Africa and Europe, will have the largest VIP lounge in South America (1200 m²).
“Corporación América” is part of an Argentinian-Brazilian consortium that has already done works at the airport of Natal, Brazil, and has assignments at the airports of Sao Paulo – Guarulhos, Rio de Janeiro – Tom Jobim, Belo Horizonte en Campinas.
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