Cheap Flights to Fortaleza Airport

Long a favourite destination for Brazilian holidaymakers, the charms of Fortaleza are quickly being discovered by visitors from further afield. Despite being a rather isolated city in the country's north, Fortaleza is also one of Brazil's biggest metropolises. The city hugs 20 km of Atlantic coastline and the beaches looking out over the ocean are undoubtedly Fortaleza's main draw. Along with excellent nightlife, music, and dance, Fortaleza is a place to go to unwind and simply have fun in a tropical paradise.

Distances between Fortaleza and most other Brazilian cities are vast, which makes getting here by air the most practical option.  The city is served by the Fortaleza International Airport, which is located conveniently close to the city centre. You can use Skyscanner's Whole Month tool to help you find the cheapest time to catch a flight to Fortaleza.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Fortaleza

Fortaleza enjoys some of the best weather in all of Brazil and there is absolutely no bad time to visit. Temperatures are in the high 20s to low 30s throughout the year. While the city does have a wet season between February and May, even then the rain is mostly confined to the evenings, leaving you plenty of sunlight during the day. With Price Alerts from Skyscanner you can keep on top of the cheapest flights to Fortaleza.

Airlines that Fly to Fortaleza Airport

Fortaleza Airport is primarily a regional airport, so most of the airlines flying to the city come from other Brazilian cities. Avianca Brazil, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Gol Airlines, and LATAM Brazil offer the most flights to an from Fortaleza Airport, almost all of which are domestic flights. However, there are a growing number of flights from/to European cities on offer, by airlines such as TAP Portugal, Condor, KLM, Joon, and Meridiana.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Fortaleza Airport is located just 11 km from the city centre, although since many of the beaches are spread out over a long stretch of coastline the actual distance from the airport to your hotel may vary. While the cheapest option for getting around is the 404 Aeroporto/Benfica public bus, using it can be a bit intimidating if you are unfamiliar with Fortaleza and don't have a good grasp of Portuguese. The most common option is to take a taxi. You can use either the airport taxis, which charge a fixed rate, or you can negotiate a rate with a private taxi. You can also rent a car for the duration of your holiday in Fortaleza.

Airport Facilities

While improvements to Fortaleza Airport have been made in recent years, this is still a rather small facility. If arriving on an international flight, the queue for customs and immigration can be more than an hour. Also, somewhat unusual, most of the shopping and dining options at Fortaleza Airport are located on the landside rather than the airside. There are also two currency exchanges located on the ground floor.

What to See and Do in Fortaleza

Almost everybody comes to Fortaleza for its beaches, the two most central of which are Praia de Iracema and Meireles. About 5 km away from Meireles is Praia do Futuro, which is undoubtedly the best and most attractive beach in Fortaleza. The city is also notable for its nightlife, music, and dancing, with the biggest concentration of clubs and bars around Praia de Iracema. When it comes time to find a hotel you will have plenty of options, with accommodation choices ranging from the basic to the luxurious.


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