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Brasilia-Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, named after the 21st president of Brazil, is the main airport for Brasilia. The third-busiest airport in Brazil, it is used as a hub by several Brazilian airlines, and long-distance flights destined for the extremes of the country stop here. The airport is located 11 km (7 mi) from downtown Brasilia and and only 15 minutes away by car, via the express highway.
Picking Up Your Car
If you have booked a rental car through Nova Car Hire, you will meet your representative at the car hire desks, which you will find after you have collected your luggage and entered the arrivals hall.
Nova Car Hire's reputation for customer service is unrivalled in the car rental industry. With more than 1.5 million customers able to testify to the quality of our booking service, we have sold more than 12 million rental days worldwide since 1997. You have the choice to reserve your car rental booking instantly online or arrange it by phone with one of our friendly and efficient customer service staff. Whichever method you select, we focus on making the experience as easy and as pleasant as possible.
Brazil's currency is the Real (pronounced ray-all), plural "Reais" (pronounced ray-eyes), and is denoted as R$. Cash and travelers cheques, particularly in U.S. dollars, can be exchanged in most banks, bureaux de change, and hotels. All major credit cards are accepted, and some stores accept foreign currency.
Brasilia enjoys a tropical climate, with intense humidity, high temperatures, and frequent rain possible all-year round. Average temperatures hover around 26°C / 79°F, but they regularly exceed 30°C (86°F) and frequently top 35°C (95°F) in September, Brasilia's hottest month. July is generally the coolest month, although weather extremes are a constant possibility.
As the capital of Brazil, Brasilia always has something going on, from film festivals, concerts and sport to political events and a spectacular carnival (carnaval) procession each February.
Porao do Rock Festival
Usually held in August, the Porao do Rock concert extravaganza is Brasilia's biggest music festival. The festival attracts major local, national, and international acts, as well as indie bands that represent the main underground scenes of Brazil. Previous years have seen the likes of Muse, Eagles of Death Metal, and The Hives attend.
The Japanese Festival is hosted at the Honpa Hongwanji Temple on weekends throughout August, focusing largely on oriental dancing and food. The Japanese community celebrates the Obon Festival, with bon odori dances and stalls selling authentic Japanese food and other items.
The Independence Day Parade
The annual Independence Day Parade, staged on September 7th, celebrates Brazilian autonomy with the kind of pomp you would expect from the country's capital city. Based around the Ministries Esplanade, the parade is well worth watching.
Festival de Cinema Brasileiro
Held around the end of October or early November, the annual Brasilia Cinema Festival attracts major crowds to the city with an eclectic mix of independent and mainstream short and feature films.