Recife / Guararapes – Gilberto Freyre International Airport, opened on July 1, 2004, is one of the most important in the northeast of Brazil. It is one of the newest and most modern in the country; operating with numerous domestic flights and with international destinations in America, Europe and Africa.
Official website: infraero.gov.br
Number of terminals: 1 – Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 8.4 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +55 81 3322 4188. There is an information desk, open 24 hours, on the first floor.
The airport is located 11 km (7 miles) from the center of Recife.
List of car rental companies operating within Recife Airport (REC)
Recife Airport (REC) The following car rental companies have offices on the ground floor.
Avis (Tel +55 81 3322 4016 – 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +55 81 3338 2103 – 24 hours)
Localiza (Tel +55 81 3341 2082 – 24 hours)
Movida (Tel +55 81 3322 4895 – 24 hours)
Unidas (Tel +55 81 3461 4661 – 24 hours)
VIP areas, business, finance, shops, restaurants and cafes, luggage and convenience services at Recife Airport (REC)
Proair Sala VIP – It is in front of gate 16, open from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm, only for international flights. It has computers, snacks, newspapers and magazines, Wi-Fi, TV and air conditioning. Access to the room is through Priority Pass or Lounge Club.
Luck Viagens VIP Room – Open from Monday to Friday, from 6:00 am to 0:00 am and weekends, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. It is located in front of gate 5 and provides check-in service, computers, snacks, drinks, TV, air conditioning, newspapers, magazines and Wi-Fi. Access to the room is allowed for Priority Pass, DragonPass or Diners Club members .
Miscellaneous facilities and services
Recife Airport (REC)
The airport has a bank, currency exchange bureaus (24 hours), ATMs, post office, VIP lounges and free Wi-Fi.
Gastronomy – There are restaurants, fast food, snack bars, ice cream parlors, bars and pizzerias on both levels of the terminal. Fran’s Café, Frango Assado and Grão Café establishments are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping– Duty-free shops on the ground and first floors, as well as souvenirs, clothing, accessories, cosmetics, books, newspapers, cigarettes and sweets.
Baggage– The lost and found office is located on the first floor, operating from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Tel +55 81 3322 4193).
Other services – Lottery, pharmacy, travel agency and shoeshine are available.
Possibility to spend the night at Recife Airport (REC), if open 24 hours. Available services, places to rest, or the list of hotels nearby.
Sleeping facilities in the public or boarding area
Recife Airport (REC)
Spending the night at the airport
Recife airport has a modern terminal with several facilities to make your stay more pleasant.
Where to rest: Although the facilities are modern, the room is small, so it is recommended to have a sleeping bag or blankets, if you have to sleep on the floor. On the other hand, if you have a credit card that offers the service, you can stay in one of the terminal’s VIP rooms, where you will have greater comfort and privacy. There are also private cabins available to the traveler inside the departure area and in front of the airport there is a hotel.
Baggage: There are no luggage storage facilities inside the airport.
Food: There are two cafeterias and a restaurant that are open all night.
Wi-Fi: Free and unlimited.
Other services available 24 hours: Currency exchange offices, ATMs and pharmacy.
In the departure lounge there are private Siesta Box cabins, while the Ibis Recife Aeroporto is located in front of the enclosure. Some alternatives in the surroundings are:
Pousada Aeroporto (0.3 km / 0.2 miles)
Hotel Veraneio (0.6 km / 0.4 miles)
Pousada Fulô de Mandacaru (0.7 km / 0.4 miles)
Suites Residence (0.7 km / 0.4 miles)
Guyamar Hotel (0.7 km / 0.4 miles)
Listados abaixo são companhias aéreas que voam e operam de e para o Aeroporto de Recife (REC)
American Airlines (Tel +55 81 300 789 7778)
Avianca (Tel +55 81 3322 4647)
Azul Linhas Aéreas (Tel +55 81 4003 1118)
Cabo Verde Airlines (Tel +55 81 3322 5095)
Condor (Tel +55 81 4062 8297)
Copa Airlines (Tel +55 81 3322 5007 / 800 771 2672)
Gol Linhas Aéreas (Tel +55 81 300 115 2121 – 24 horas)
LATAM (Tel +55 81 4002 5700 / 800 570 5700)
TAP Air Portugal (Tel +55 81 3322 4175)
Parking spaces are available for short and long stays in an outdoor sector and a multilevel parking lot, both close to the main building. More information: Tel +55 81 800 105 560.
Services for people with reduced mobility
Facilities include ramps, adapted restrooms and portable elevators. In addition, wheelchairs are available upon prior request. More information: Tel +55 81 3322 4807.