Guarulhos Airport will have a VIP terminal for high-income passengers

Guarulhos airport will have a VIP lounge like Dubai and London

The National Civil Aviation Secretariat has authorized the concessionaire GRU Airport, responsible for the administration of Guarulhos International Airport, to sign a contract with the operator Jetex for the construction of an exclusive terminal for revenue passengers raised.

The international group of Arab and Canadian investors plans to invest US$80.6 million in the structure to be built in an area between the current Terminal 3 at Guarulhos and the hangars of American Airlines and Latam Brasil.

The terminal for business jet passengers and first class passengers on long-haul scheduled flights, when ready, will offer a service that picks up passengers at the door of their hotel or home and will have exclusive stations for the Federal Police, Anvisa and the Interior Revenue Service. The VIP terminal should be operational mid-2023.

The project requires federal government approval, as it provides for a 40-year contract between the concessionaire and terminal operators, and Guarulhos’ concession expires in 10 years. But the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac) has already given a favorable opinion.

“We heard the technical and legal areas (of the ministry) and gave the authorization. Now the concessionaire needs the environmental license and starts the work. Investors say the deadline is one and a half years for the terminal to start operating,” explained Anac secretary Ronei Glanzmann.

The exclusive service that already exists in Dubai and London will be a door-to-door operation, with a luxury car and security direct to the terminal, without contact with the rest of the airport, explained the secretary.

Other terminals operated by Jetex have meeting rooms, pool tables and fitness equipment. In Dubai, for example, there is even a sports car for a test drive.

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