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  • By the Book: 2016 Gateway Airport


    08/26/09

    Every bid city propose additional airports, but Tokyo is the only city that proposes two gateway airports. (Getty Images)
    Only one bid city propose two gateway airports for the 2016 Games. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at plans of Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the 2016 gateway airport.

    Chicago

    • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
    • 26 km (motorway) from IOC Hotel, 26 km (motorway) from Olympic Village
    • Number of terminals: 4-Existing (2008), 7-Planned (2016)
    • Passengers/hour: 21,000-Existing (2008), 27,400-Planned (2016)

    Madrid

    • Madrid Barajas Airport
    • 17 km (motorway) from IOC Hotel, 10 km (motorway) from Olympic Village
    • Number of terminals: 4-Existing (2008), 4-Planned (2016)
    • Passengers/hour: 18,000-Existing (2008), 18,000-Planned (2016)

    Rio de Janeiro

    • Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Rio International Airport)
    • 27 km (motorway) from IOC Hotel, 35 km (motorway) from Olympic Village
    • Number of terminals: 2-Existing (2008), 2-Planned (2016)
    • Passengers/hour: 9,100-Existing (2008), 15,000-Planned (2016)

    Tokyo

    • Narita International Airport
    • 68 km (motorway) from IOC Hotel, 63 km (motorway) from Olympic Village
    • Number of terminals: 2-Existing (2008), 2-Planned (2016)
    • Passengers/hour: 10,400-Existing (2008), 11,500-Planned (2016)

    • Tokyo International Airport
    • 20 km (motorway) from IOC Hotel, 15 km (motorway) from Olympic Village
    • Number of terminals: 3-Existing (2008), 3-Planned (2016)
    • Passengers/hour: 15,500-Existing (2008), 21,400-Planned (2016)

    By the Book is a series of reports on the 2016 candidate cities, using information provided in the candidate file of each city.

    Edited by Isia Reaves

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