About the Airport

The Goiânia International Airport serves the city with the largest economy in the state, the central axis of a Metropolitan Region that concentrates 20 municipalities and has the highest population density in Goiás. The capital has a wide range of services and is considered a center of excellence in medicine. In addition, it has a natural vocation for business tourism and events. In industry, the city stands out as one of the country's largest clothing and fabric manufacturing centers. Goiânia is also known as Environmental Model City, a title granted by the Brazilian Society to valorize the Environment-Biosphere.

Microregion: Goiânia
Number of cities 17 | Population 2,5MM | GDP R$ 78,6BI and part. 37,7% in UF (Federal Unit)
Source: IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) - current value for 2019


  • NAME: Aeroporto Santa Genoveva - Goiânia
  • ADDRESS:  Alameda 4, Aeroporto Santa Genoveva - CEP: 74672-856 - Goiânia/GO
  • AIRPORT SITE: 4.000.765 m²
  • AIRCRAFT YARD: Yard 1: 27.247 m²  (general aviation) / Yard 2: 38.163 m² (commercial aviation) / Yard 3: 39.474 m² (general aviation)
  • AIRCRAFT PARKING: Yard 1: 6 positions C + 2 positions C lower sizes (commercial aviation) / Yard 2: 1 position D + 6 positions C + 3 posições C lower sizes (commercial aviation) / Yard 3: 29 positions A (general aviation)
  • PASSENGERS CAPACITY/YEAR: 6,3 million approximately/year
  • TAXIWAY: 12 taxiways
  • VEHICLE PARKING: 971 spots


The 1930s
1930 - The first airport in Goiânia, a modest field with a concept based on the reality of the time, was implemented in the mid-1930s and was located in an area now called Airport Sector, between the Campinas Sector and the city's Central.

The 1950s
1955 - Involved by the growth of the urban fabric, a new airport site became necessary, with infrastructure that would meet the most modern aircraft and the growing demand for passengers and cargo. Located in the northeast region of the city, eight kilometers away from the Central Sector, this new location was officially made available in 1955.
Curiosity – The origin of the name Santa Genoveva – which is also the name of the neighborhood where the airport is located – comes from the tribute that one of the land’s donors, the doctor, pharmacist, writer, and businessman Altamiro de Moura Pacheco, paid to his mother, Lady Maria Genoveva de Moura Pacheco, who bore the same name as the saint.
1956 - With the construction of the basic infrastructure, consisting of a 1,500-meter earth landing strip and a modest and improvised passenger station, air operations at this new location began in 1956.

The 1970s
1974 - As of January 7, 1974, the airport was transferred to Infraero, which initiated essential reforms such as the recovery of the closed runway due to precarious operating conditions. For this work, innovative technology was used to reinforce the asphalt paving, with layers of cold premix asphalt, which allows for its execution without interrupting the operations of the aircraft. It was the first successful experience with that new technology in Brazilian airports.

The 2000s
2000 - In the 2000s, the passenger terminal was renovated, expanded, and received a new air conditioning system throughout its area.

The 2010s
2011 - In 2011, the new departure lounge was put into operation and, in the following year, the airport's main parking lot was expanded.
2016 - In 2016, the new passenger terminal at the Airport of Goiânia/Santa Genoveva was inaugurated. With new and modern facilities in  ​​34.1 thousand m², four boarding bridges and a parking lot with 971 spaces were built. With this structure, Goiânia will receive up to 6.5 million passengers per year. In 2015, demand was 3.31 million travelers.

Source: Infraero

The 2020s

2021 - The 6th Round of Airport Concessions was carried out by the Federal Government, in which the Group CCR acquired the airports in the South and Central Groups, including the Airport of Goiânia/GO.
2022 - Start of operations by CCR Aeroportos