Flight Operations To São Paulo – Brazilian Grand Prix


Flight Operations to São Paulo – Brazilian Grand Prix

Michael Prather | - 10/31/2016

Planning an operation to São Paulo? Here’s the up-to-date information for SBSP ahead of this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix. 

The Brazilian Grand Prix gets underway from November 11-13. Here’s what you need to know to plan operations to São Paulo-Congonhas, one of three commercial airports serving São Paulo.

São Paulo Congonhas Airport

  • Latitude/longitude: S 23°37’36” W 46°39’19”
  • Elevation: 802 m
  • Magnetic Variation: 21W
  • Fuel: AVGAS Jet
  • Time zone: UTC – 3
  • There are no restrictions documented
  • Nearby airports are SBGR and SBKP
  • Slots are required and can be allocated 120 hours in advance
  • PPR is not required
  • Aircraft parking can be accommodated at the other nearby airports (SBGR/SBKP)

• SBSP is not an International Airport or an AOE so there is no customs/immigration
• This will need to be conducted at SBEG; this airport is the largest airport to clear at
• SBCF – Belo Horizonte is also recommended as the ‘quickest’ airport to conduct the importation at as it has Customs and Immigration clearance and operates 24 hours

Local Currency

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


Hotels (average of 2km from the airport)

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