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Goiânia / Santa Genoveva Airport (GYN) received clearance from the Federal Revenue Service to carry out international passenger and cargo operations. This stage of the internationalization process ended on Friday (7/31), with the publication of the Executive Declaratory Acts of the Federal Revenue in the Federal Official Gazette. Now, Infraero will submit the process to the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac), responsible for issuing the ordinance that updates the airport’s registration and releases it to receive the flights.

With the acts of the Federal Revenue Service, the passenger and cargo logistics terminals have their structures certified to receive customs and customs control activities on international flights arriving or departing from Goiânia, as well as goods in road transit that need dispatch to import and export.

Infraero invested R $ 185.5 thousand in the adjustments of Santa Genoveva Airport so that the receipt of approvals from all agencies related to the service of international flights – Federal Revenue Service, Federal Police, National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) and Ministry of Health Agriculture. For this, more security equipment was purchased, such as x-rays and metal detectors, in addition to service benches and inspection of organs, surveillance systems, and new signaling. There was also a need to adjust the terminal’s signage and separate flows, as international shipments and arrivals cannot mix with domestic ones.

The work also included partnership and dialogue between local authorities. “There was a rapprochement with the State Government and the City Hall of Goiânia to make Santa Genoveva international. Thanks to this collective construction, Goiânia has finally achieved this desired condition”, says the airport superintendent, Antônio Erivaldo Sales.


The Airport

Goiânia – Santa Genoveva Airport (IATA: GYN, ICAO: SBGO) is a Brazilian airport, located in the municipality of Goiânia, in Goiás. It is the main airport in the state of Goiás. It is located in the northern region of Goiânia, 8 km away from the center.

It was inaugurated on September 5, 1955, replacing the modest airport that until then had served Goiânia, located in the Aeroporto district. However, air operations only started on June 17, 1956. Since January 7, 1974, it has been managed by Infraero, which recovered the airstrip and expanded the passenger terminal in 1981, 1994 and 2000. In 09 from May 2016, the new passenger terminal and other infrastructure works were inaugurated.

It occupies an area of ​​3,967,365.04 m², with a landing and takeoff runway of 2,500 m long and 45 m wide – which comprises medium-sized aircraft such as class aircraft such as ATR 72, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 757, Embraer 190, Embraer 195, Airbus A318, Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A320neo, and A321.

Its passenger terminal has a capacity of 6.5 million passengers per year. In 2018, 3,224,837 passengers passed through the terminal, one of the busiest in the Midwest.

In 2010, the Government of Goiás, to leverage tourism and aviation in the state, reduced the ICMS rate on kerosene and its derivatives by 80% (from 15% to 3%). After the tax reduction, airlines were interested in turning Santa Genoveva Airport into a hub for their flights. However, Infraero did not release due to the condition of the passenger terminal at the time.