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After Olympics Thousands Leave from Rio’s International Airport

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the Olympics over, Rio de Janeiro’s GIG Tom Jobim International Airport faced more than double its usual daily passenger transit on Monday (August 22nd), with nearly 85,000 passengers passing through its security gates. The city had expected nearly 500,000 international travelers throughout the Games, and many stayed until the end to watch the Closing Ceremony on Sunday night.

Many delegations left the city on Monday, and although the Olympic Committee had set up a mini airport check in at the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?

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