São Paulo state is home to the two most important airports in Brazil: Congonhas, in the capital, and São Paulo International Airport, in neighboring Guarulhos. In 2012, about 50 million passengers passed through these airports.

São Paulo International Airport/Guarulhos (one of the largest in Latin America) and Viracopos International Airport in Campinas (a city 95 km from the capital) are also noteworthy in terms of cargo handling. In 2011, the two terminals were responsible for 52% of all cargo handled at Brazil’s airports.

Besides these three, the state of São Paulo has another 31 regional airports located in the main municipal districts.