Niamh McNamara | - 08/09/2015
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LABACE 2015 – the annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition – is getting underway on August 11 at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil. Running until August 13, the three-day event is organized by the Brazilian Association for General Aviation (ABAG). Now in its 12th year and universally recognized as the largest business aviation gathering in South America, it’s set to attract major regional and international companies, manufacturers and operators.


São Paulo/Congonhas Airport


This is one of three commercial airports serving São Paulo.

Operations hours for LABACE at SBSP airport and restrictions and other nearby airports

  • LABACE – August 11th and 12th from 12 to 8pm and August 13th from 12 to 7pm
  • Airport – daily from 6am to 11pm (local time)
  • There are no restrictions documented
  • Nearby airports are SBGR / SBKP


  • Slots can be allocation 120 hours in advance of travel
  • Prior permission is not required


Parking is not required unless an Operator is bringing the aircraft into the show itself as a ‘static display.’ Other than that A/C parking can be accommodated at the other nearby airports (SBGR/SBKP) and crew transport can be facilitated.


SBSP is not an International Airport or an AOE so there is no customs/immigration.

Immigration must be conducted at SBEG, this airport is the largest airport to clear at.

SBCF – Belo Horizonte is also recommended as an airport to conduct customs, immigration and clearance at. It is an AOE that operates on a 24 hour basis.

Local Currency

Brazil’s national currency is the Brazilian real -R$ / BRL.


Taxis and bus transportation are also available at Conghonas airport.

UAs’ handling agent, LIDER, can offer the transportation during LABACE show.

Transportation available are:

  • Executive Van with bilingual driver
  • Executive Sedan with bilingual driver
  • Executive Mini Van with bilingual driver


Hotels (average of 2km from the airport)

  • Blue Tree Premium Congonhas Airport
  • Transamerica Executive Congonhas
  • Slaviero Slim Congonhas
  • Bourbon Convention Ibirapuera