João Pessoa airport (JPA)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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João Pessoa airport (JPA)

Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport, opened on August 20, 1957, is the busiest in the state of Paraíba. It operates with domestic and international flights to Argentina.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: About 1 million passengers went through it in 2021.
Tel: +55 83 3041 4200 / 4201.


The airport is located 11 km (6.8 miles) to the west of the city of João Pessoa.

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What services does João Pessoa airport (JPA) facilities include

The airport has ATMs and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- There are restaurants, coffee shops, bars and fast food outlets, especially on the first floor.
Shopping- Stores selling fashion, handicrafts, books, sweets, perfumes, cosmetics.
Baggage- The lost and found office is situated on the ground floor and operates on business days in administrative hours (Tel +55 83 3041 4265).
Other Services- Baby changing room.


Public and private transportation

Bus - Empresa de Transportes Metro / Wilson (Tel +55 83 3232 1689) operates line 5501 - Aeroporto/Alto da Boa Vista to João Pessoa and Bayeux between 5:00 am and 9:50 pm, with frequencies of 30 to 45 minutes and a trip of 45 min. It runs through Varadouro, Praça Aristides Lobo and Terminal Intermunicipal. Buses depart from the stop located in front of the airport.

Taxi - The official operator is Transtaxi (Tel +55 83 3232 4167). Vehicles are available 24 hours a day outside the entrance to the terminal and journey time to João Pessoa is 25 minutes.


Car rental agencies

Car rental desks are found next to the entrance to the passenger terminal.

Eurocar (Tel +55 83 988 033 247)
Localiza (Tel +55 83 3232 1130 - Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am, weekends from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am)
Movida (Tel +55 83 3232 5098 - 24 hours a day)
Unidas (Tel +55 83 3232 4919 - 9:00 am to 3:00 am)


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Parking services at João Pessoa airport (JPA)

Opposite the terminal building there is a parking area with spaces for long- and short-term stays. It operates around the clock. More information: Tel +55 83 800 105 560. Rates


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities are comprised by access ramps and ambulifts. Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should contact their airline or travel agency in advance of their flight. More information: Tel +55 83 991 399 071.

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Latest updates: March 02, 2022