Old Feb 11, 17, 10:47 am
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GIG - Rio de Janeiro Galeao Tom Jobim Airport - GOL international lounge - Term 2

Name of the lounge GOL International lounge Terminal 2 – Rio de Janeiro Galeao Tom Jobim airport (GIG)

In GIG, AF has moved from T1 to T2 during Q2-2016 and has therefore closed its lounge in T1. This change of terminal is more than welcome as T1 was very poor (as well as the AF lounge). T2 is much more modern and AF/KL/DL use now the new GOL international lounge, which is quite nice and has decent offerings. You will notice how AF/KL/DL names are displayed under the GOL name at the entrance. This shows how close GOL is to Skyteam, but they are not a Skyteam airline.

Location : international area, South pier, after security and after the looong duty free area. Go upstairs (3rd floor) and pass the Plaza Premium, Star Alliance and AA Admiral Club lounges
Opening Hours : 6 am to 2 am
Entry requirements :
- J pax traveling on AF, KL or DL flights
- Skymiles Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members traveling on GOL- or DL-operated flights
- Flying Blue Gold and Platinum members traveling on international flights connecting with GOL.

Food offer : snacks, salads, mini warm pizzas (very good), pasta, sandwiches, gaspacho, cakes.

Drinks offer : waters, soft drinks, fruit juices. There is a bar at the back. The bar is in principle attended and you can have cocktails prepared. Unfortunately it seems the bar opens only from 4 pm. When the bar is not attended, it is self-service for wines (decent choice), whisky, gin, and a couple of other liquors.

Wifi: yes (works well)
Showers: yes
Toilets: yes
Quiet zone: no
Loungers/sleep area: no
Business area: yes
Spa: no
TV area: yes

Passengers are called: yes
Information screen: yes
Newspapers: yes (large choice of French magazines and newspapers for the AF flight)

Other information
Number of seats: I estimate it at about 200
Level of noise: low (but the lounge was empty when I arrived and not crowded when I left it)
Design: the lounge is brand new. Modern look with quite a lot of wood pieces. Separate dining area with tables. See pictures
View: yes

Multi floors: no
Terrace: no
Smoking area: no
Direct boarding: no

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