Parnaíba-Prefeito Dr. João Silva Filho International Airport

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Parnaíba–Prefeito Dr. João Silva Filho International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional de Parnaíba–Prefeito Dr. João Silva Filho
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Parnaíba
Elevation AMSL 7 m / 23 ft
Coordinates 02°53′35″S 041°43′47″W / 2.89306°S 41.72972°W / -2.89306; -41.72972Coordinates: 02°53′35″S 041°43′47″W / 2.89306°S 41.72972°W / -2.89306; -41.72972
Website Infraero PHB
PHB is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 17,976
Aircraft Operations 1,867
Metric tonnes of cargo 11
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Parnaíba–Prefeito Dr. João Silva Filho International Airport (IATA: PHB, ICAO: SBPB) is the airport serving Parnaíba, Brazil. It is informally known as Santos Dumont Airport because of the similarities of its architectural design with Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro. It is named after a former mayor of Parnaíba.

It is operated by Infraero.


The airport is located on a privileged area with great touristic potential, near the municipalities of Camocim and Jericoacoara, in Ceará, the delta of river Parnaíba, in Piauí, and Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in Maranhão.

The architecture of the terminal is inspired by Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro and it was opened on October 19, 1971. The runway is capable of handling most of the aircraft currently in use and can receive regular or charter domestic and international flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Azul Brazilian Airlines Recife
Piquiatuba Teresina


The airport is located 8 km (5 mi) from downtown Parnaíba.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 

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