In 1952, the former Cocorote Airbase was renamed Pinto Martins Airport after Euclydes Pinto Martins, a pilot born in the State of Ceará who was the first pilot to fly from New York City to Rio de Janeiro.
The new Cargo Terminal was opened in 2009.
In March 2017, in the fourth round of concessions of Brazilian airports, the Federal Government granted the Pinto Martins Airport to Fraport AG.
The airport has a great potential, especially because of the economic development Fortaleza and the State of Ceará have experienced recently. Additionally, its strategic geographic location makes it an excellent hub for flights coming from Europe and North America.
Passengers with special needs
Passengers with special needs are those who have some type of disability; who are 60 years-old or older; pregnant women; breastfeeding women; passengers travelling with infants; passengers with reduced mobility; or any other person who, for any specific condition, has limited autonomy. Such passengers are entitled to special assistance.
In compliance with Resolution 280/2013, passengers with special needs must:
- Inform the airline about the assistance they will need when they purchase the ticket.
- Inform the airline about the need of an attendant no later than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For more information, access ANAC’s Resolution 280.