Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport

Coordinates: 07°08′54″S 034°57′01″W / 7.14833°S 34.95028°W / -7.14833; -34.95028
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João Pessoa–Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport

Aeroporto Internacional de João Pessoa–Presidente Castro Pinto
Airport typePublic
ServesJoão Pessoa
LocationSanta Rita, Brazil
Opened20 August 1957 (1957-08-20)
Time zoneBRT (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL66 m / 217 ft
Coordinates07°08′54″S 034°57′01″W / 7.14833°S 34.95028°W / -7.14833; -34.95028
JPA is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/24 2,515 8,251 Asphalt
Statistics (2022)
Passengers1,231,689 Increase 19%
Aircraft Operations11,897 Increase 2%
Metric tonnes of cargo2,897 Increase 8%
Statistics: Aena[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC,[3] DECEA[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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.

Previously operated by Infraero, on March 15, 2019 AENA won a 30-year concession to operate the airport.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Azul Brazilian Airlines Belo Horizonte–Confins, Campinas, Recife, São Paulo–Congonhas
Seasonal: Goiânia, Uberlândia
Gol Transportes Aéreos Belo Horizonte–Confins (begins 16 December 2023),[citation needed] Brasília, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Natal, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo–Congonhas (begins 15 December 2023),[citation needed] 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. ^ "Informações Estatísticas". Aena Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Aeroporto Internacional de João Pessoa-Presidente Castro Pinto". AENA Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Aeródromos". ANAC (in Portuguese). 29 June 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  4. ^ "PRESIDENTE CASTRO PINTO (SBJP)". DECEA (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 August 2023.
  5. ^ "Aeroporto Castro Pinto volta a pertencer ao município de Santa Rita, na PB, decide STF". G1 (in Portuguese). 11 September 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Lei nº 3.795, de 2 de agosto de 1960". Presidência da República (in Portuguese). 2 August 1960. Retrieved 31 October 2023.
  7. ^ "Governo obtém R$ 2,377 bilhões em concessão de aeroportos em blocos". ANAC (in Portuguese). 15 March 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.

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