Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport

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Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport

Aeroporto Internacional Presidente Castro Pinto
Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
ServesJoão Pessoa
LocationBayeux, Brazil
Elevation AMSL66 m / 215 ft
Coordinates07°08′45″S 034°56′55″W / 7.14583°S 34.94861°W / -7.14583; -34.94861Coordinates: 07°08′45″S 034°56′55″W / 7.14583°S 34.94861°W / -7.14583; -34.94861
WebsiteInfraero JPA
JPA is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,515 8,251 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers1,284,727 Decrease 9.4%
Aircraft Operations12,987 Decrease 8.3%
Metric tonnes of cargo2,930 Decrease 2.8%
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport (IATA: JPA, ICAO: SBJP) is the airport serving João Pessoa, Brazil located in the adjoining municipality of Bayeux. The airport is named after João Pereira de Castro Pinto (1863-1944), a lawyer, writer and former Governor of the State of Paraíba.

It is operated by Infraero.


The airport was officially opened on August 20, 1957 and since February 1, 1979 it is administrated by Infraero.

Between 1980 and 1981 Infraero conducted major renovations and enlargements of the runway, taxiways and apron. 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[edit]

Azul Brazilian Airlines Campinas, Recife
Gol Airlines Brasília, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Salvador de Bahia,[4] São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos
LATAM Brasil Brasília, São Paulo-Guarulhos


The airport is located 12 km (7 mi) from downtown João Pessoa.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. Archived from the original on 23 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero.
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
  4. ^

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