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Ponta Delgada Airport

João Paulo II Airport
Aeroporto João Paulo II
Ponta Delgada
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Portugal.
Operator ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal, SA
Location Ponta Delgada
Elevation AMSL 79 m / 259 ft
Coordinates 37°44′31″N 025°41′52″W / 37.74194°N 25.69778°W / 37.74194; -25.69778Coordinates: 37°44′31″N 025°41′52″W / 37.74194°N 25.69778°W / 37.74194; -25.69778

Location in Azores
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 2,497 8,192 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft Movements 11,781
Passengers 928,801
Sources: Portuguese AIP[1]

João Paulo II Airport (IATA: PDLICAO: LPPD), named after Pope John Paul II, is an airport located on the island of São Miguel, 2 km (1.2 mi) west of the city dock of Ponta Delgada[1] on the Azores in Portugal. In terms of traffic, this airport is the busiest in the Azores and the fourth largest infrastructure managed by ANA Aeroportos de Portugal. The new terminal was built in 1995 and in 2005 the airport served a total of 873,500 passengers.

It has scheduled domestic flights to all islands of the Azores, plus Madeira and the mainland (Lisbon, Porto and Faro). Joao Paulo II Airport also accommodates international flights to and from Europe and North America. The airport is hub for the Azorian airline SATA Air Açores and SATA International.

Airlines and destinations


Busiest Routes

Busiest Routes from João Paulo II Airport (2010)[2]
Rank Country City Passengers Carriers
1 Portugal Lisbon 340,634 SATA Internacional, TAP Portugal
2 Portugal Terceira 103,293 SATA Air Açores
3 Portugal Porto 80,454 SATA Internacional
4 Portugal Santa Maria 51,799 SATA Air Açores
5 Portugal Horta 48,652 SATA Air Açores
6 United States Boston 41,632 SATA Internacional
7 Canada Toronto 34,556 SATA Internacional
8 Portugal Pico 27,691 SATA Air Açores
9 Portugal Flores 20,587 SATA Air Açores
10 Portugal Funchal 18,568 SATA Air Açores

See also

Portugal portal
Aviation portal

Aviation in the Azores


External links

  • Official site (English)

Template:Airports in Portugal

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