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Flights to Fortaleza

Fortaleza has been a popular holiday destination for Brazilians for decades, and over the past few years more international visitors have been discovering its charms. The city is mostly known for its beach life, with 25km of urban coastline and a busy nightlife in the bars and restaurants along the coast. Street performers, craft fairs, and live music ensure that a day wandering around Fortaleza is always a unique and interesting experience.

Airports in Fortaleza

Pinto Martins Fortaleza International Airport (FOR) is named for Euclides Pinto Martins, an aviator from Ceara who was one of the pioneers of the air link between New York and Rio de Janeiro. Nearly 6 million passengers pass through the airport each year.

The terminal has a good selection of shops and restaurants. There’s a dedicated food court, and a few light dining options in the domestic and international departure lounges. Most of the eateries are open 24 hours a day, but the ones that aren’t do stay open until late (10pm).

Airlines that Fly to Fortaleza

Due to its rising popularity as a holiday destination, Fortaleza has good international connections.

International carriers flying to Fortaleza include Air Italy from Milan and Rome, Alitalia from Rome, Arkefly from Amsterdam, TAP Portugal from Lisbon, and TACV Cabo Verde Airlines from two airports in Cape Verde (Praia and Sal).

The airport also receives a lot of domestic traffic from Avianca Brazil, Azul Brazilian Airlines, GOL Airlines, and TAM Airlines.

Getting into Fortaleza

The airport is only 6km away from downtown and is well connected by bus. The urban bus fares are very good value at R$2 during the week, and R$1.40 on Sundays. From the airport you can catch line 404, which stops at the bus station and the city centre. The bus runs from 5:10am until 10pm.

The 066 also runs from the airport, from 5am until 11pm. This stops at the Papicu bus terminal in the tourist district of Meireles. The 027 also stops at Papicu and runs through the same hours, but takes a slightly different route.

Taxis are also available 24 hours a day. It’s worth bearing in mind that there are two types of taxi, and they’re well signposted.

Tourist taxis (Coopaero) run at a fixed price and are slightly more expensive, costing roughly R$32 to reach the beach area from the airport. Regular taxis (Coopertaxi) run on a meter. The journey to Iracema or Meireles is usually around R$25. Remember to confirm with the driver before setting off to avoid any surprises.

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