For this reason, international flights were gradually moved to the site of the Air Force Base.The services were however precarious and a decision was made to build a brand new passenger terminal, opposite to the Air Force Base, across the runway.
In 2002, pressure by the sex worker organization Davida contributed to the Brazilian Ministry of Labor adding "sex worker" to an official list of occupations.
Prostitution is not regulated in any way (no mandatory health checks, no licenses are issued etc.), but street prostitutes and call girls can contribute to the official government pension fund and receive benefits when they retire.
On February 1, 1952 the new passenger terminal was opened and remained in use with enlargements until 1977.
This terminal is used presently by passenger flights operated by the Brazilian Air Force.
Recent reliable estimates on the total number of prostitutes are not available.