Our business team works closely with the airlines to develop and create marketing opportunities, support new operations, and maintain a long-term and successful partnership with the airlines that operate at the Florianopolis International Airport.
Florianópolis and economic data
Florianópolis International Airport is the main airport in the state of Santa Catarina. It is located in the southern part of Florianopolis, the state’s capital, about 12 km from the city center. Floripa Airport, which is wholly owned by the Swiss company Zurich Airport, assumed operation of the airport in January 2018. The company was granted a 30-year concession to operate the airport and will build a new and modern terminal, which will be ready in October 2019.
The economy of the island of Santa Catarina is driven by technology, tourism, with its 42 stunning beaches, and services. Called Silicon Island, in reference to Silicon Valley, Florianópolis is one of Brazil’s main technology centers. Santa Catarina accounts for 20% of the 4,200,000 startups registered in the Brazilian Startup Association (ABStartups), and most of these companies are located in Florianópolis. According to ABStartups, this sector transacted R$ 6 billion in Santa Catarina in 2016.
According to IBGE estimates for 2017, the city has a population of 485,838 inhabitants and, according to data from 2015, a GDP of R$ 18,636,407.20. It is the state’s third largest GDP, only after Joinville and Itajaí.