Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport

Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport
Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport (IATA: JPA, ICAO: SBJP) is the airport serving João Pessoa, Brazil located in the adjoining municipality of Bayeux.
The airport is named after João Pereira de Castro Pinto (1863-1944), a laywer, writer and former Governor of the State of Paraíba. It is operated by Infraero.

Presidente Castro Pinto Airport, located in (or close to) Joao Pessoa has 1 runway, which is 8251 feet (2515 metres) long. The geographic coordinates of this airport are 7 degrees, 8 minutes, 54 seconds south (-7.148381) and 34 degrees, 57 minutes, 2 seconds west (-34.950681). Presidente Castro Pinto Airport is 215 feet (66 m) above sea level.

Presidente Castro Pinto Airport, near Joao Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil, is in is in the time zone UTC-3. The local time there now is therefore 23:06.


The airport was officially opened on August 20, 1957 and since February 1, 1979 it is administrated by Infraero.

Between 1980 and 1981 Infraero conducted major renovations and enlargements of the runway, taxiways and apron. In 1983 a cargo terminal was opened. In 1985 the new passenger terminal was opened and in 1995 it underwent renovations and enlargements.


The airport is located 12 km (7 mi) from downtown João Pessoa.

Airport codes

The airport is referred to by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) using the airport code JPA. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) uses SBJP when referring to Presidente Castro Pinto Airport.

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