Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has unveiled a new pier and enhanced services worth S$783m ($219.1m).

Built in less than two years, the new South pier has added an extra 100,000m² to its total area.

The pier features 26 new aerobridges, and is expected to add more than 100 new retail stores over a 24,000m² area by August.

"The revamped airport is the result of a commitment that we made in 2014 to the city and our passengers, and a concerted effort by the community."

Since August 2014, Tom Jobim International Airport has been managed by RIOgaleao, a consortium comprising Changi Airports International (CAI), Infraero and Odebrecht TransPort.

From next month, the airport will also provide bar-coded boarding pass (BCBP) technology for enhanced security.

The passengers will be able to access the BCBP technology on their mobile devices.

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Electronic gates will also be installed next month in a bid to automate the passport clearance process for the citizens of Brazil aged 18 years and above.

The airport will also feature a new operation control centre equipped with latest airport management technologies.

RIOgaleao president Luiz Rocha was quoted by The Business Times as saying: "Delivered in record time, the revamped airport is the result of a commitment that we made in 2014 to the city and our passengers, and a concerted effort by the community.

"At the peak of the works, the consortium generated up to 7,000 jobs.

"We worked tirelessly to ensure that what we have today is a world-class airport that is ready to receive the 1.5 million visitors we are expecting at the Olympic Games."

The consortium intends to make further investments worth $800m to deliver new infrastructure and upgraded services by 2039.