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Maceio Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Maceio 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.

We just slept on the floor of the 2nd storey which is the panoramic viewspot of the airport – Alessandro

MCZ 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 Maceio Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport.

What to Expect

The modern terminal at Maceio Airport (code: MCZ) primarily handles domestic flights. Amenities are surprising for a terminal of this size. You’ll find a few shops and eateries, including the LaSelva Bookstore and three eateries that are open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Sleeping in Maceio Airport

maceio airport guideWe do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but an older review says that locals suggested waiting until morning to head into the city center for safety reasons. If you do not have pre-arranged airport pick-up, this airport can be a safe place to stay until morning.  Head upstairs for some peace and quiet.  For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are 50 minutes away. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info 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 Maceio 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 hotelsAirport Hotels

There are no hotels at Maceio Airport, but will find a few pousadas and small hotels between the airport and city center (40+ minutes away). Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Maceio, search deals and read traveller reviews.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Maceió Airport.

airport infoMore Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Banco24Horas, Banco do Brasil, Bradesco, Itaú and Santander. 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. Location: Landside, Departures Terminal.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby care rooms diaper-changing. Location: Ground Passenger Terminal.

Chapel – Location: Landside, Departures Terminal. Hours: open 24 hours. Religion: Catholic.

Currency Exchange – Confidence Câmbio – Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall – Hours: 9:00AM – 7:00PM (Monday – Friday) and 9:00AM – 4:00PM (Saturday).

Duty Free & Shopping – Information on Duty Free is not available. There are several shops available to pass the time. The LaSelva Bookstore (Main Lobby) is open 24 hours.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: Bob’s • Casa do Pão de Queijo • Subway

Information Desk – Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall. Hours: open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Malex has luggage lockers for rent. Fee: unknown. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found. Location: Ground Floor. Hours: 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office. Location: 1st Floor. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM.

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

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 Maceio and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a few travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance: Aerotourism – Hours: 24 hours (Mon -Fri), 9:00AM – 12:00AM (Sat), 6:00AM – 6:00PM (Sun) • CVC Travel Agency – Hours: 10:00AM – 10:00PM.

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Maceio airport is served by the following airlines: Avianca • Azul • GOL • LATAM.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


If you are traveling light and sticking to a very tight budget, city buses are the cheapest mode of transportation between the MCZ airport and downtown.

Car Rental

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Hertz • Locates • Moved • United.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

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.