João Pessoa–Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional de João Pessoa–Presidente Castro Pinto
|Location||Santa Rita, Brazil|
|Opened||20 August 1957|
|Time zone||BRT (UTC−03:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||66 m / 217 ft|
João Pessoa–Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport (IATA: JPA, ICAO: SBJP) is the airport serving João Pessoa, Brazil located in the adjoining municipality of Santa Rita. Since August 2, 1960 the airport is named after João Pereira de Castro Pinto (1863-1944), a lawyer, writer and President of the State of Paraíba (at the time State Governors had the title of President) from 1912 to 1915.
It is operated by AENA.
The airport was officially opened on August 20, 1957. Between February 1, 1979 and March 14, 2019 it was administrated by Infraero.
Between 1980 and 1981 Infraero conducted major renovations and enlargements of the runway, taxiways and apron and in 1983 a cargo terminal was opened. In 1985 the new passenger terminal was opened and in 1995 it underwent renovations and enlargements.
Airlines and destinations
|Azul Brazilian Airlines|| Belo Horizonte–Confins, Campinas, Recife, São Paulo–Congonhas |
Seasonal: Goiânia, Uberlândia
|Gol Transportes Aéreos||Belo Horizonte–Confins (begins 16 December 2023), Brasília, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Natal, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo–Congonhas (begins 15 December 2023), São Paulo–Guarulhos|
|LATAM Brasil||Brasília, São Paulo–Guarulhos|
The airport is located 12 km (7 mi) from downtown João Pessoa.
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