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Fortaleza Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Fortaleza Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The airport gives you the sense of total emptiness – Filipe

FOR Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Fortaleza-Pinto Martins International Airport.

What to Expect

Fortaleza Airport (code: FOR) consists of a single terminal that is currently undergoing expansion and renovation until 2021. Officially called Pinto Martins International Airport, this airport’s facilities include a range of shops and eateries, many of which are open 24 hours. Reviewers report plenty of options to charge your mobile devices on the 2nd floor, and the free WiFi is said to work well in this area.

Sleeping in Fortaleza Airport

fortaleza airport guideOvernight sleepers don’t seem to have any problems sleeping at the airport, but one needs to come prepared as the seats are equipped with armrests. Bring a sleeping bag if you plan to spread out on the cold floor.  The observation area on Floor 3 is reportedly the best spot for peace and quiet. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Fortaleza Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. Airside is open according to the flight schedule.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Fortaleza Airport:

  • Mega Aeropuerto Hotel – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Montese Star Hotel – Airport transfer service is available upon request ($).  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Fortaleza Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Ambaar Club – Location: International Departures area, Airside, in front of gate 3. Hours: Flight operational hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (R$ 230.00 – 4 hours or R$ 350.00 – 6 hours) • Certain Classes of Service • Membership Cards (Priority Pass, Lounge Key, Visa Airport Companion) • Credit Cards (Visa Aeternum, The Platinum Card®, Link Diners Club, Nanking Link).

Ambaar Club – Location: Terminal 1, Airside after x-ray, near gate 8. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (R$ 200.00 – 4 hours or R$ 300.00 – 6 hours) • Certain Classes of Service • Membership Cards (Priority Pass, Lounge Key, Visa Airport Companion) • Credit Cards (Visa Aeternum, The Platinum Card®, Link Diners Club, Nanking Link).

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


Free WiFi is available at Fortaleza Airport. Connect to the “INFRAERO wi-fi Gratis” network.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: 1st Floor.

Baby Care Facilities – Travelling with an infant? Baby care facilities are available on the Ground Floor.

Chapel – A chapel can be found in the Observatory. Hours: 9:00AM – 10:00PM.

Currency Exchange – Labor Cambio offers currency exchange in the airport. Location: Ground Floor. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty Free & Shopping – The Dufry Duty Free on the 1st Floor is open 24 hours. In addition, you will find a variety of shops, a few of which (two locations of Super News included) are also open 24 hours.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
» Ground Floor – Confraria do Café
» First Floor – Aviador • Bebelu • Cachaçaria – Ilha das Amêndoas • Casa do Pão de Queijo • Delta Expresso (2 locations) • Nescafe • Paneria • Subway.
» Vending machines are also available.

Information Desk – Location: Landside, Ground Floor, next to check-in counters. Hours: open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protec Bag luggage wrapping service is available 24 hours a day in the Check-In area. Fee: unknown.

Medical Services – If you require medical attention, medical services can be found on the Ground Floor. Hours: 24 hours a day.

Mobile Charging – A reader mentioned that there are plenty of outlets on the ground floor. If you know of more locations, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – AirFarma – Location: Landside, First Floor. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Post Office – Location: 1st Floor. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon-Fri).

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Fortaleza and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are two travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Casablanca Turismo (1st Level) • Top Tur (Ground Level).

Fortaleza airport is served by the following airlines: Air France • Avianca • Azul • Condor • Copa Airlines • GOL • KLM • LATAM • TACV • TAP Portugal.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


If you’re traveling light, city buses offer an economical way to travel to and from the airport. The bus route options include:

  • Route 917 – Airport / Beira Mar. Fare: R$ 10.00.
  • Route 064 – Airport / Papicu / Parangaba. Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM. Fare: R$ 3.40.
  • Route 027 – Airport / Papicu / Siqueira. Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM. Fare: R$ 3.40.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis • Localiza • Movida • Shop Rent a Car • Unidas.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Two types of taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area. “Regular” taxis run on a meter, while “airport” taxis offer a pricier fixed rate.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.