Airport Profiles

Porto Alegre

Fact Sheet Porto Alegre Airport

Porto Alegre International Airport – Salgado Filho (POA) serves as the gateway to Brazil’s southern-most state of Rio Grande do Sul, which has a population of over 10 million people. POA welcomed 7.6 million passengers in 2016, making it Brazil’s 8th largest airport by passenger traffic. From 2005 to 2016, the airport’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) averaged 7.3 percent. Comprising a total of 3.8 square kilometers, the airport has one runway and two passenger terminals: Via the Aeromóvel people-mover, air travelers can shuttle to the nearby Alegre Metro Airport Station for trains to downtown Porto Alegre and other cities of the 4.3 million urban region – Brazil’s fifth most populated and its richest metropolis.


Porto Alegre International Airport – Salgado Filho

  • IATA 3-letter code: POA
  • Traffic: 7.6 million passengers in 2016
  • 8h busiest airport in Brazil
  • CAGR from 2005 to 2016: 7.3%
  • Airport area: 3.8 square kilometers
  • 1 runway: 2,280 meters long, 45 meters wide
  • 2 passenger terminals
  • Location: Brazil’s southern-most federal state of Rio Grande do Sul with a population of over 10 million
  • Population of Porto Alegre metropolitan region: 4.3 million (5th largest in Brazil)

Fraport Brasil Concession

  • Concession period: 25 years
  • Fraport’s winning bid for Porto Alegre: R$382.01 million (about €113.36 million as at 16.03.2017)
  • Mandatory Construction Program:
    • Terminal expansion by 36,000 square meters
    • Runway extension by at least 920 meters
    • Implementing a new automated baggage management and security screening system
    • 14 aircraft boarding bridges and respective parking stands on the apron
  • Improvements to the existing passenger terminals at POA:
    • Bathrooms and baby changing areas
    • Terminal signage
    • Free high-speed Wi-Fi in passenger areas
    • Outdoor lighting for vehicle access roads, parking lots, passenger and cargo terminal areas and in other areas
    • Improvements to air conditioning, escalators, moving walkways, elevators and baggage claim conveyor belts
    • General maintenance of all surfaces in passenger areas
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