The airport that serves Porto Alegre in Brazil is Salgado Filho International Airport. It is a public airport named after the Senator and first Minister of the Brazilian Air Force, Joaquim Pedro Salgado Filho. Operated by Infraero, the airport, the airport has two terminals and operates with a single asphalt-paved runway that measures 2,280 metres or 7,481 feet in length. In 2014, Salgado Filho International Airport has served an estimated 8.4 million enplanements. It resides at an elevation of three metres or 11 feet above mean sea level.
What to see & do
Porto Alegre is the capital and the largest city of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is also the southernmost capital city of a state in Brazil. Some of the tourism destinations within Porto Alegre include the Porto Alegre Public Market, Estadio Beira-Rio, Museum of Science and Technology PUCRS, Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art, Julio de Castilhos Museum, Porto Alegre Botanical Garden, Moinhos de Vento Park, Farroupilha Park, and Porto Alegre Brazil Temple. The city also boasts of its diverse nightlife, which is popular in Brazil. Porto Alegre is home to a number of bars, pubs, clubs, and restaurants for all tastes and budgets. Most of these establishments can be found in the SoHo area of the city. Those visiting Porto Alegre must also not miss having a taste of the churrasco, a famous cuisine in the country that originated in Rio Grande do Sul.
How to get around within Porto Alegre
Getting around Porto Alegre can be done by bus, lotação, and taxi. Buses in Porto Alegre come in mini-buses and autobuses that go to and from all the main neighbourhoods in the area. The tourist line or Linha Turistica leaves from Usina do Gasometro tourist terminal for around six times a day. There are around 1,600 buses with 150 mini-buses with a great amount of people using the buses at approximately 325 million people in a year. The bus lines have Transversal lines “T” from T1 to T11, Circular lines “C” from C1 to C3, among others. Lotação is also an alternative; it is usually a van that can handle around 20 people per trip. These are hop-on and hop-off types where travellers are able to get on and get off at any point of the trip. Taxis in Porto Alegre come in close to 4,000 authorised cabs, and 317 taxi stops within the area. When taking the cab, the red ones are regular, white for airport taxi.
How to get there
Salgado Filho International Airport in Porto Alegre, Brazil is served by the airlines Aerolineas Argentina, Aerolineas Argentinas operated by Austral Lineas Aereas, American Airlines, Avianca Brazil, Avianca Peru, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Copa Airlines, Gol Airlines, TAM Airlines, and TAP Portugal. The airport receives regular and seasonal flights from local and international destinations such as Buenos Aires, Miami, Florianopolis, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, File, Belo Horizonte, Campinas, Santa Maria, Punta del Este, Panama City, Brasilia, Montevideo, Santiago, and Lisbon, among others.
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