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Changi Airports International and Brazilian partners to run Rio airport

The new airport operator is a company formed by Odebrecht TransPort, Changi Airports International and Infraero, and it will also work to attract new airlines and develop more routes. 

SINGAPORE: Changi Airports International and its Brazilian partners announced on Monday (Aug 11) that they are taking over the operation of Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro.

The new airport operator, Rio Galeão, is a company formed by Odebrecht TransPort, Changi Airports International and Infraero. It signed a contract in April for the expansion, maintenance and operation of the Tom Jobim International Airport for 25 years.

In a statement, the group said it will have bilingual customer service representatives, a wider variety of retail, food and beverage options, improved car parking facilities with enhanced security and free Wi-Fi service at the airport. It added that the cleanliness of public restrooms and nursing rooms will also be further enhanced, and an improved waste management system will be put in place. 

Rio Galeão says it has also been working to attract new airlines to the airport and develop more routes. The company says it will kickstart the development of new infrastructure in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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