Airports in Rio de Janeiro are congested due to excessive numbers of tourists and athletes returning home after the Olympics.
Sometimes the delays reach 7 hours or more. With this in view airport administration asks passengers to arrive at the airport at least 6 hours prior to departure.
The Galeão International Airport saw queues stretching hundreds of metres long as officials tried to wind down the 2016 games with as much order as possible.
In general, according to the Ministry of Tourism of the country, 650,000 passengers are to leave Rio by air.