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Brazil Internal Flights

Varig Airlines flight in Brazil Brazil is a humongous country, taking up 8,511,965 sq km in total land area- about the size of the continental United States. The best way to travel throughout Brazil is by plane and below is some logistical information about destinations and airports.

In Rio de Janeiro, the Antonio Carlos Jobim Airport is where all international and most national flights arrive. The Santos Dumont Airport is used by TAM, Gol, Vasp, and Varig airlines for connections mainly to and from Sao Paulo.

In Salvador, the international airport is Aeroporto Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes, which is located only 20 miles from downtown. Varig, Vasp, Gol and TAM airlines offer local flights to Salvador from Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Recife and Brasilia.

In Sao Paulo, international flights all arrive in Guarulhos Airport, 18 miles from the city. Congonhas is the domestic airport, and is within the city. Seven national airlines serve flights here.

In Brasilia, all domestic airlines serve domestic flights from major connecting cities like Rio, Sao Paulo and Salvador. The Aeroporto Internacional Brasilia is the international airport and is close to the city.

In Manaus, the same Brazilian airlines fly from major cities. From Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo it is about a 5-hour flight. Manaus has an international airport, Eduardo Gomes, and it is 10 miles from downtown. Beware that many flights to Manaus actually have a connection in Brasilia.

In Iguassu Falls, VASP, Varig, and TAM serve domestic flights from Sao Paulo and other major Brazilian cities. The Aeroporto Internacional do Iguassu is the international airport located halfway between downtown and the national park.

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