Airport Profiles


Fact Sheet Fortaleza Airport

Fortaleza International Airport – Pinto Martins (FOR) is strategically located in the state of Ceará in the northeastern-most part of Brazil.  With over four million inhabitants, the Fortaleza metropolitan region ranks sixth in the country.  FOR received 5.7 million passengers in 2016, making it the country’s twelve busiest airport.  From 2005 to 2016, Fortaleza Airport registered 6.8 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The 5.3 square-kilometer airport site comprises one runway and one passenger terminal.


Fortaleza International Airport – Pinto Martins

  • IATA 3-letter code: FOR
  • Traffic: 5.7 million passengers in 2016
  • 12th busiest airport in Brazil
  • CAGR from 2005 to 2016: 6.8%
  • Airport area: 5.3 square kilometers
  • 1 runway: 2,545 meters long, 45 meters wide
  • 1 passenger terminal
  • Location: in the northeastern-most part of Brazil (jutting deep into the Atlantic Ocean) – strategically located for routes to North America and Europe
  • Population of Fortaleza metropolitan region: over 4 million (6th largest in Brazil)

Fraport Brasil Concession

  • Concession period: 30 years
  • Fraport’s winning bid for Fortaleza Airport: R$1,505.75 million (about €446.81 million as at 16.03.2017)
  • Mandatory Construction Program:
    • Terminal expansion by 26,000 square meters
    • Runway extension by at least 210 meters
    • Refurbishing apron areas
    • Refurbishing and relocating taxiways
    • Re-designing road system
    • Implementing a new automated baggage management and security screening system
    • 12 aircraft boarding bridges and respective parking stands on the apron
  • Improvements to the existing passenger terminal at FOR:
    • Bathrooms and baby changing areas
    • Terminal signage
    • Free high-speed Wi-Fi in passenger areas
    • Outdoor lighting for vehicle access roads, parking lots, passenger and cargo terminal areas and in other areas
    • Improvements to air conditioning, escalators, moving walkways, elevators and baggage claim conveyor belts
    • General maintenance of all surfaces in passenger areas
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