Petrolina Airport

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Petrolina–Senador Nilo Coelho Airport
Aeroporto de Petrolina–Senador Nilo Coelho
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Petrolina
Elevation AMSL 384 m / 1,260 ft
Coordinates 09°22′03″S 040°35′49″W / 9.36750°S 40.59694°W / -9.36750; -40.59694Coordinates: 09°22′03″S 040°35′49″W / 9.36750°S 40.59694°W / -9.36750; -40.59694
Website Infraero PNZ
PNZ is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3,250 10,663 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 447,539 Decrease 1.7%
Aircraft Operations 6,211 Increase 10.3%
Metric tonnes of cargo 3,661 Increase 3.4%
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Petrolina–Senador Nilo Coelho Airport (IATA: PNZICAO: SBPL) is the airport serving Petrolina, Pernambuco and Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil. It is named after the Petrolina-born Senator Nilo de Sousa Coelho (1920–1983).

It is operated by Infraero.


Petrolina Airport handles the export of fresh fruits from the São Francisco valley to Europe and the United States. The cargo terminal operates with 6 large coolers[4] with capacity for 17,000 boxes each plus 2 cooler tunnels.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Avianca Brazil Recife, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Azul Brazilian Airlines Campinas, Juazeiro do Norte
Gol Airlines São Paulo-Guarulhos


Airlines Destinations
Cargolux Luxembourg

Accidents and incidents[edit]


The airport is located 9 km (6 mi) from downtown Petrolina and 15 km (9 mi) from downtown Juazeiro.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Aeroporto de Petrolina-Nilo Coelho" (in Portuguese). Infraero. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Accident description PP-ZNU". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 

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