The federal government is studying the construction of a new airport in Sao Paulo

Minister Silvio Costa Filho says the location has not been determined and confirms that the municipality of Cayeyras is one of the possibilities.

Ports and Airports Minister Silvio Costa Filho said on Thursday (October 26, 2023) that the federal government is analyzing the construction of another airport in São Paulo. According to him, in the first half of 2024, technical and economic feasibility studies should be completed.

We spoke with economic agents who note the need for another airport in the city of São Paulo” – said Costa Filho, stating that there is interest in investment from the private sector.

When asked whether the airport will be built in the municipality of Cayeiro, 30 km from the capital Sao Paulo, he replied that the decision has not yet been made. “It is possible, but we are discussing alternatives“, he said.

On Thursday (October 26), the minister paid a technical visit to Congonhas airport, in the southern zone of the capital city of Sao Paulo. There he attended the presentation of the investment plan of the new concessionaire that operates the venue, Aena Brasil, for the next 30 years.

Investments during this period will amount to 2 billion reais. These include the construction of a new passenger terminal, the expansion of the aircraft apron, the restoration of the facade and the expansion of the remote departure hall, among other improvements.

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