The chairman of the Department of Roads (DER), Demetrius Torres said on Thursday 25th April that the implementation of the access to the new airport of São Gonçalo do Amarante will begin next week, nearly 20 days after the signing of the order of service by Governor Rosalba Ciarlini.
Budgeted for accessing the airport from both the North and the South is R$76 million and is financed by the Caixa Economica Federal. have their delivery scheduled for May 2014. The completion of the access roads is for May 2014, a month and a few days after the Natal´s new airport becomes operational, just in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Government has announced RN Airport São Gonçalo do Amarante, mistakenly as the largest passenger and cargo terminal in Latin America and the seventh largest in the world, estimated to cost R$1 billion with a capacity of approximately 40 million passengers per year.
In fact, the airport will have the capacity to support up to 6.5 million passengers in the first phase, but it is expected that between three to four million people will use the new airport up to the 2014 World Cup. This calculation is based on the number of passengers transiting the airport Augusto Severo, which has been increasing at a rate of 10% per year.