Rio Olympics & Paralympics 2016 by private jet
August & September 2016
The 2016 Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5th to 21st August, followed by the Paralympic Games, September 7th to 18th 2016.
The second biggest city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is located in the southern part of the country, bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Over 200 countries will compete in this year’s games, across 306 events.
For a personalised private jet charter quote for the Rio Olympics 2016, contact our expert Flight Team or call (24 hours) 020 7100 6960 . Or search for instant estimate prices for flights to or from Rio:
PRIVATE JET FLIGHTS TO RIO OLYMPICS
The summer Olympics will take place in four areas of the city of Rio de Janeiro: Barra, Deodoro, Macarana and Copacabana.
OLYMPIC EVENTS AT BARRA
Barra will host Olympic events, including:
- Cycling (track)
Nearest airport to Barra for Olympics:
OLYMPIC EVENTS AT DEODORO
Deodoro will be home to a variety of sporting events, including:
- Equestrian activities
- Modern Pentathlon
- Mountain Biking/BMX
- Field Hockey
Nearest private jet airport to Deodoro area in Rio de Janeiro:
OLYMPIC EVENTS AT MACARANA
The Macarana area will host events, including:
Nearest private jet airport to Macarana area in Rio de Janeiro:
OLYMPIC EVENTS AT COPACABANA
Copacabana will be home to a variety of sporting events, including:
- Beach Volleyball
Nearest private jet airport to Copacabana area in Rio de Janeiro:
SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR PRIVATE JET TRAVEL TO THE RIO OLYMPICS
A number of airports have been busy preparing for the additional demand for private jet landings and departures. Rio de Janerio International Airport (popularly known as Galeão) will be the major focus of attention from private charter flights and the airport has undergone a major development project in preparation since it was privatised two years ago – with more aircraft parking; new management tools; and a new FBO.
The other Rio area airport that will be open for business aviation is Santos Dumont Airport. Unless private jets land first outside the city and have a security clearance check, they will only be allowed to land in Rio during nighttime hours (02.00 - 08.00 at Galeão and 00.00 - 06.00 at Santos Dumont). This is also to try to mitigate road congestion.
Other airports further from the city, such as Cabo Frio airport (162km away) and Sorocaba Airport near São Paulo, will also be busy as slots fill up in Rio, and will be used as aircraft parking and bases for crews. Long range flights from Europe and the USA into Rio will see additional demand, but we are also expecting to see a particular increase in regional private charter flights, from those flying domestically within Brazil.
Overall our advice is to book as far ahead as possible if you are travelling by private jet to Rio for the Olympics, to secure ideal landing slots and aircraft availability.
RIO DE JANEIRO AIRPORT CHOICES FOR THE OLYMPICS
Rio de Janeiro International Airport
Rio de Janeiro International Airport, is the main airport in Rio. It is located in the city of Galeao, in the northwest of Rio. The second busiest airport in Brazil, it is ideal for long-haul flights.
As the only international airport in Rio, we recommend you use this airport only if coming directly from abroad. Maracana is twenty minutes away by car, with Copacabana 30 minutes and Deodoro 35 minutes away.
Santos Dumont Airport
Santos Dumont Airport is the second busiest airport in Rio de Janeiro. The airport is located in a central location, on a small island just off the business center. The different Olympic events in Copacabana are only 10 and 35 minutes away from Santos Dumont. You can even join the Gloria Marina (sailing competition) just a short walk from the airport.
Usually used for flights between Sao Paulo and Rio, we advise that you use this airport if travelling from another Brazilian city. It is advisable to book your flights to Santos Dumont Airport as soon as possible, since open slots are limited.
Cabo Frio Airport
Cabo Frio Airport, located to the west of Rio, is the closest airport alternative outside Rio. Its runway is suitable for aircraft of all sizes and it can be connected to Rio by road in around 2 hours.
Jacarepagua Airport (closed during the Olympics)
Jacarepagua Airport, located to the west of Rio, will be only be accessible by police and other official services during the games. It will be closed for other general aviation and private jet flights.
Want to book a private jet flights for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro? Contact our 24/7 Flight Team at 020 7100 6960 .
HOW MUCH IS A PRIVATE JET FLIGHT TO RIO DE JANEIRO FOR THE OLYMPICS?
You can fly directly from Europe or the US to Rio de Janeiro by long range private jet, or arrange a domestic private charter within Brazil. Our flight team is available 24/7 to advise you on the most suitable options for your trip.
Fort Lauderdale International - Rio de Janeiro (3-night return)
Aircraft: Gulfstream G450
Flight time: 8 hrs 10 mins
Sao Paolo Congonhas - Rio de Janeiro (one-way)
Aircraft: Citation XL
Flight time: 43 mins