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João Paulo II Airport Code PDL

Airport Codes


Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 37°44'28"N / -25°-41'-52"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: LPPD
Observation Time: 07/06/2021 11:31 am

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About João Paulo II Airport Code

João Paulo II Airport code is PDL. This airport derives its IATA code (PDL) from Ponta Delgada in Azores (Portugese archipelago). Its elevation above sea level is 79 meters. 

About João Paulo II Airport (PDL)

João Paulo II Airport (PDL) is also known as Ponta Delgado-João Paulo II Airport (PDL). It is named after Pope John Paul II. This facility serves as a major hub for SATA Group of Airlines and offers services to all islands of Azores, Madeira, Lisbon, Porto, and Faro. 

João Paulo II Airport (PDL) Runways

João Paulo II Airport (PDL) is serviced by a single runway: 

12/30 2,497 m asphalt 

The runway handles 22,685 aircraft movements annually along with nearly 2 million passengers. 

João Paulo II Airport (PDL) Terminal

João Paulo II Airport (PDL) features a single terminal building that is equipped with all the required facilities for passengers and visitors alike. 

Nearest Airports to João Paulo II Airport (PDL)

  • 182 km Lajes Airport.
  • 241 km São Jorge Airport.
  • 254 km Graciosa Airport.
  • 258 km Pico Airport.
  • 279 km Horta International Airport.
  • 514 km Flores Airport.
  • 522 km Corvo Airport.
  • 965 km Madeira Airport.

Major Airlines Operating from João Paulo II Airport (PDL)

  • Azores 
  • Lufthansa 
  • Ryanair
  • SATA Air Acores
  • Swiss International Air Lines 
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • TUI fly Belgium
  • TUI fly the Netherlands

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
12-30 8,192 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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