Fortaleza Airport

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Fortaleza-Pinto Martins International Airport

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Aeroporto Internacional de Fortaleza-Pinto Martins
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Summary
Airport typePublic & Military
Owner/OperatorFraport Brasil
ServesFortaleza
Focus city forGol Transportes Aéreos
Time zoneTime in Brazil (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL25 m / 82 ft
Coordinates03°46′33″S 038°31′56″W / 3.77583°S 38.53222°W / -3.77583; -38.53222Coordinates: 03°46′33″S 038°31′56″W / 3.77583°S 38.53222°W / -3.77583; -38.53222
Websitewww.fortaleza-airport.com.br/en
Map
FOR is located in Brazil
FOR
FOR
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,545 8,350 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers7.211.701 Increase 8%
Aircraft Operations59.693 Increase 4%
Metric tonnes of cargo43,362 Increase 6%
Statistics: Fraport[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Fortaleza-Pinto Martins International Airport (IATA: FOR, ICAO: SBFZ) is the international airport serving Fortaleza, Brazil, operated by Fraport Brasil. It is named after Euclides Pinto Martins (1892–1924) a Ceará-born aviator, who in 1922 was one of the pioneers of the air-link between New York City and Rio de Janeiro.[4] Some facilities are shared with Fortaleza Air Force Base.

History[edit]

The airport had its origins on a runway built in the 1930s and used by Ceará Flying School until 2000.

During World War II, the airport was an important allied base supporting Southern Atlantic operations.

On May 13, 1952, the original name, Cocorote Airport, was changed to its present name paying tribute to Ceará-born aviator Euclides Pinto Martins. In 1966 a passenger terminal and apron were built. On the north area, this former passenger terminal now serves as a General Aviation Terminal for private aircraft, where general aviation, executive, and air taxi operations occur.

From January 7, 1974, to December 31, 2017, the facility was operated by Infraero, and in 1997 it was upgraded to an international category (Portaria 393 GM5, of June 9, 1997). Through a partnership between Infraero, federal government and state government, a 35,000 m² passenger terminal was built in the southern area and dedicated in February 1998. It has 3.8 million passengers per year, 14 aircraft parking positions, and automation systems.

On March 16, 2017, it was auctioned to the consortium Fraport AG of Frankfurt, Germany, for R$ 425 million for use for 30 years. Among the established in the contract is the reform of the current terminal and termination of the attached work, abandoned by Infraero, and the increase of the only runway. From June 2017 to 2018, both companies run the entire airport; as of 2018, it manages the airport entirely in its operations. The contract signed on July 28, 2017, says to renew and complete the investments of Infraero for the passenger terminal and the lengthening of the single runway. On January 2, 2018, the airport started to be administrated by Fraport.[5]

In February 1998 a new passenger terminal was opened in south area. On August 31, 2009, Infraero unveiled a BRL 525 million (US$ 276.6 million, EUR 193.8 million) investment plan to upgrade the International Airport focusing on the preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which was held in Brazil, Fortaleza being one of the venue cities. The investment was distributed in the renovation and enlargement of passenger terminal, apron, and parking with completion due in November 2013, however after abandoned. Just a removable Tent was made.[6]

In November 2018, it was reported the structure construction of the terminal extension was 37 % complete.[7] In April 2019, the expansion construction was 60% completed after one year of work.

The company provided expansion of terminal and tracks, remodeled taxi and traffic area, and redesigned the airport road system, with a Viaduct,[8] received automatic baggage management, security control and new aircraft boarding bridges. On April 27, 2018 started the beginning of the construction of the two-story terminal extension with completion expected to April 14, 2020. More than R$ 1 billion was invested till 2021.[9] On June 25, 2019 a 60 clerk Check-in area was opened, with 40 domestic to Azul, Gol, Latam and 20 international to Air France, KLM and Tap, in which 78 % of works were concluded.[10] On 15 October 2019, 92 % was concluded.[11]

In site, even after 20 years of bankruptcy TAF, 3 B737-200, 2 B727-100 cargo and 1 Police small aircraft still remain in several poor conditions among old removed fingers of terminal, without proper recycling.[12][13]

Terminal airside
Check-in area

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air FranceParis–Charles de Gaulle (resumes 22 October 2021)[14]
Azul Brazilian Airlines & operated by Azul Conecta Belém, Belo Horizonte–Confins, Campinas, Recife, Seasonal: Jericoacoara
Gol Transportes Aéreos Belém, Brasília, Juazeiro do Norte, Manaus, Natal, Recife, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Salvador da Bahia, São Luís, São Paulo–Congonhas, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Teresina
ITA Transportes Aéreos Natal, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Brasil Belém, Brasília, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, São Paulo–Congonhas, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Teresina
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon[15]

Statistics[edit]

Aeroporto Internacional Pinto Martins[16]
Year Passengers % Difference Aircraft Movement % Difference International Guests
2003 1.868.699 Steady 36.486 Steady 156.366
2004 2.317.869 Increase 24.0 % 39.618 Increase 8.5 % 252.895
2005 2.774.240 Increase 19.6 % 42.537 Increase 7.3 % 249.634
2006 3.282.979 Increase 18.3 % 46.567 Increase 9.4 % 268.281
2007 3.614.439 Increase 10.0 % 47.226 Increase 1.4 % 267.881
2008 3.465.791 Decrease 4.1 % 47.703 Increase 1.0 % 242.908
2009 4.211.651 Increase 21.5 % 51.861 Increase 8.7 % 223.899
2010 5.072.786 Increase 20.4 % 62.570 Increase 20.6 % 229.463
2011 5.649.604 Increase 11.4 % 65.853 Increase 5.2 % 232.550
2012 5.964.223 Increase 5.6 % 65.388 Decrease 0.7 % 199.965
2013 5.952.535 Decrease 0.2 % 66.819 Increase 2.6 % 207.207
2014 6.500.649 Increase 9.2 % 68.695 Increase 2.8 % 222.420
2015 6.347.543 Decrease 2.0 % 61.556 Decrease 10.0 % 219.126
2016 5.706.489 Decrease 10.0 % 53.133 Decrease 14.0 % 224.133
2017 5.935.288 Increase 4.0 % 54.177 Increase 1.7 % 247.958
2018 6.648.967 Increase 12.0 % 57.465 Increase 9.9 % 402.286
2019 7.211.701 Increase 8.5 % 59.693 Increase 3.9 % 557.107
2020 3.103.551 Decrease 56.9 % 32.897 Decrease 44.9 % 133.873
2021 2.405.914 Decrease 22.5 % 20.514 Decrease 37.6 % 14.462 until 07.2021

Access[edit]

The airport is located 6 km (4 mi) south of downtown Fortaleza.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airport Movement". Fraport. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "Fortaleza Airport". Fraport. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  3. ^ "Aeródromos". ANAC (in Portuguese). August 22, 2019. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  4. ^ "Lei No 1.602, de 13 de maio de 1952". Palácio do Planalto (in Portuguese). May 13, 1952. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  5. ^ http://www.focus.jor.br/economia/fraport-recebe-as-chaves-do-aeroporto-de-fortaleza/
  6. ^ Rittner, Daniel; Braga, Paulo Victor (August 31, 2009). "Infraero vai gastar R$ 5 bi em reforma de aeroportos". Valor Econômico (in Portuguese). pp. A4.
  7. ^ https://www.panrotas.com.br/aviacao/aeroportos/2018/11/aeroporto-de-fortaleza-conclui-37-das-obras-veja-novidades_160532.html
  8. ^ https://www.opovo.com.br/noticias/economia/2018/04/comeca-movimentacao-de-maquinas-para-expansao-do-aeroporto-de-fortalez.html
  9. ^ "Fraport custeia vnda de juiz" (in Portuguese). diario do nordeste. 2018.
  10. ^ "Novo check-in é liberado" (in Portuguese). diario do nordeste. June 24, 2019.
  11. ^ https://diariodonordeste.verdesmares.com.br/editorias/negocios/online/aeroporto-tem-92-de-obras-concluidas-veja-imagens-da-ampliacao-do-terminal-1.2161789
  12. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/CTBHIZvMK5g/
  13. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/CRkXOk0sL9O/
  14. ^ "Air France anuncia retomada da rota Fortaleza-Paris". Panrotas (in Portuguese). August 26, 2021. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  15. ^ "Operação TAP: De volta a ligá-lo ao mundo". TAP Air Portugal (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  16. ^ https://www.fortaleza-airport.com.br/en/operational-information/airport-movement

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