The Fortaleza International Airport passenger terminal is completely air-conditioned, and it is divided into four floors. The architectural project by Expedito Deusdara has a design in the format of the 14 Bis airplane. In the underground, there is a parking lot with capacity for 848 vehicles, in addition to an urban bus stop.
In the first floor, there are 31 check-in counters, airlines shops, car rental and tourist information stands, Under aged Court, Information Counter, passengers disembarkation, and access to two taxi cabs points. A bust, placed between the elevators that provide access to the belvedere and the ground floor, in homage to ‘cearense’ (native from the state of Ceara) Euclides Pinto Martins, the pilot that undertook the first flight over the Atlantic Ocean between New York and Rio de Janeiro, in the beginning of the 1920s, onboard of the hydroplane Sampaio Correia. Still in the first floor, next to the Food Plaza, is the Mural ‘Terra da Luz’ (Land of Light) that portrays historical and cultural features of the State of Ceara, its diversified nature, the formation of its people, and of its many cultures. In the delicate pace of the artist Mino’s hand, our history emerges told in a harmonized way, showing what we have been in the past to understand better who we are.
Commercial establishments, the National Civil Aviation Agency and the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency from the Ministry of Agriculture (Anac e Anvisa), food plaza, and the domestic and international boarding lounges are In the second floor. The Belvedere is located in the highest floor – from where there is a view of the city of Fortaleza and aircrafts maneuvering area.
The maneuvering area has 152,857 m² and it allows for simultaneous parking of 14 aircrafts in preset position.
The following airlines operate regularly in Fortaleza: Transportes Aereos Cabo Verde (TACV), GOL, Ocean Air, AZUL, TAM, Varig, Webjet, and TAP. The airport often gets domestic and international charter flights.
The passenger terminal, inaugurated in 1998, will have a useful life for, at least, 50 years. The old passenger terminal, named as General Aviation Terminal, is now used for general aviation and by the Fire Squad Section.
Cargo Terminal began operations in 2009 with an area of around 9 thousand m², and a ground area for seven large size aircrafts. Cargo storage and handling capacity is 60 thousand ton/year.