The Recife / Guararapes-Gilberto Freyre International Airport uses the state of art in airport technology, starting with access to aircrafts. The corridor that leads to boarding bridges was the first in the country to use differentiated access for passengers. Besides avoiding the encounter of two flows, it makes the process faster and safer.
An automation system controls the building, and it has presence sensors that avoid waste of energy in areas that are not under use. Over 23,000 =m² of special glasses provides natural lighting and maintain thermal comfort in the environment. In airplanes ground area, underground pipes carry fuel to airplanes, a safer supply system as it avoids traffic of fuel trucks in the area.
Area targeted to purchasing and leisure has several options for consumption of products and services within the Air shopping conception adopted in Infraero’s major airports. Annex to passenger terminal, the parking building works with capacity to park over two thousand vehicles, and covered space for events promotions.
Adopted solutions in the bold architecture of the terminal include accessibility items: adapted check-in counters, slope walkways with anti slip flooring, pedestrian strips raised to sidewalk level, approved by the Human Rights Special Secretariat. The airport counts on, among other facilities, with Civil Police Precinct specialized in assisting tourists, and the Federal Police Immigration precinct, which issues passports.
The airport vocation to disseminate Pernambuco art may be appreciated all over it. Francisco Brennand comprises the collection with a mural, located at the entrance of the boarding lounges, and three statues at the food plaza, in addition to José Claudio, ground floor, Gil Vicente, authorities’ lounge, Ana Guerra and Pedro Frederico who exhibit panels in the boarding area. The artist Abelardo da Hora exhibits a statue of the sociologist Gilberto Freyre, who gives his name to the airport, in the ground floor central area. A panel by Joao Camara installed at the check-in and a sculpture by Romero Britto at disembarkation lounge, they are works that embellish the terminal. A work by Montez Magno is located at Disembarkation South area.