In that year, its administration was taken over by Infraero, an agency then recently created by the Brazilian government.As proof of the airport's prestige, the Concorde made its scheduled maiden flight with Air France on January 21, 1976, flying from Paris–Charles de Gaulle to Galeão via Dakar.
Those twice-weekly flights were discontinued in 1982.
Furthermore, the 007 – James Bond production Moonraker (1979) shows the Concorde touching down at Galeão.
On January 20, 1977, when the airport was receiving all of Brazil's major international flights, this new terminal was opened and all scheduled passenger flights were transferred to the new building.
This building is known today as Passenger Terminal 1.
At that time, a new runway allowing intercontinental flights with no weight restrictions was opened in São Paulo and Brazilian and foreign airlines increasingly used São Paulo as a national and international hub.
As a consequence, the number of transiting passengers dropped.When Brazil declared war against the Axis on August 22, 1942, the aerodrome began to be used intensely by the Allies for military operations related to the World War II.At the end of the war, Santos Dumont Airport was unable to handle the increased tonnage of aircraft flying on international routes and number of passengers.Bus 2918 follows a similar schedule to Alvorada Bus Terminal, but using a different and more direct route via the Linha Amarela ("Yellow Line") expressway.Bus 2101 is an express link between Galeão and Santos Dumont airports, and bus 2145 is a normal city bus service to the Central Bus Station, downtown, and Santos Dumont Airport. One of the features dating from this time is the sultry PA system announcements made by Iris Lettieri, which were featured on National Public Radio.