Ensure your journey is affordable, quick and hassle-free!
After we receive confirmed payment, we will send you your booking voucher with instructions on where the driver will meet you for your pickup, and local emergency contact numbers in case of any issues.
You'll be picked up on-time, every time, or we will not only refund your transfer, we will also give you a $100 voucher to use for any future transfers.
Prices are fully inclusive of local taxes, tolls and gratuity, and cancellations are 100% refundable when at least 48 hours notice is provided
Every single one of our transfers is 100% carbon offset.
Changes to your booking are easy and completely free of charge.
Pinto Martins Airport
One of the busiest airports in Brazil, the Pinto Martins International Airport is located in the city of Fortaleza in the state of Ceara. It has a total of 20 airlines operating and using its runways, with over 800 domestic and 14 domestic flights per week. The airport is the 8th busiest in Brazil, in terms of cargo handled, with a total of 6 million passengers going through the airport each year. Some of its facilities are also shared with the Fortaleza Air Force of the Brazilian Air Force. Its location is approximately 6 kilometers from the city center of Fortaleza.
Named after a Cearan aviator Euclides Pinto Martins, the airport is operated by Infraero, which is a Brazilian government corporation with the largest number of airports operated in the country. Pinto Martins was one of the pioneers of the air link between Rio de Janeiro and Miami in the 1920’s, which was a highly traveled route at that time, and even until today.
Pinto Martins airport mainly services the city of Fortaleza and its neighboring cities and municipalities, including the old fishing village found in Aracati, which is Canoa Quebrada, a popular tourist destination.
The airport was built in the 1930’s but it was mainly used for the Ceara Flying School that used the runways until the year 2000. During World War II, the airport was an important base for the country’s Air Force. By the 1950’s, the airport had been opened to the public with the original name of Cocorote Airport. It was only in 1966 that its name was changed to its current name today, where a passenger terminal was also built that year.
In 1974 Infraero took over the operations and turned the airport to an international hub by 1997. A multi - million dollar investment plan was made in 2009 to expand and upgrade the airport in preparation for the World Cup in 2014, since Fortaleza is one of the tournament’s host cities. Renovations are set to finish by November of 2013.
The airport has all the basic facilities and amenities any international airport should have. There are banks inside the main building, as well as ATM machines, and currency exchange services. There are over 30 check-in counters, which eliminate long lines, and a tourist information counter for any visitor concerns.
A food plaza with several stalls, restaurants, and cafes provide passengers with fresh food as well as fast food. There are also newspaper stands, gift and souvenir shops. A baby care unit is available in the airport as well, where a parent can change diapers, allow a baby to sleep in a bassinet, and mothers can also breastfeed. WiFi internet service is also available inside the airport.
The main building has a total of 4 floors, with facilities and amenities in each floor. An underground parking lot can accommodate over 800 vehicles, and also an open air parking area outside the main building. Parking at the airport is paid parking.
Car rental services and taxis can be found right outside the main building while bus lines can be accessed a stone’s throw away and take you to the city center.