Aeroporto Ponta delgada
The Airport João Paulo II also called Ponta Delgada Airport or Nordela Airport, is located in Relva, in Ponta Delgada, the most populated city of the São Miguel island and the Azores.
The Ponta Delgada Airport is the main entry point and arrival of passengers and air charging archipelago.
It was in August 1969 that opened to civilian traffic with the name of Nordela Airport.
It owned about 1700 meters long the main terminal that still exists today. In 1995 the airport inaugurates a new terminal and the old no longer used for flights.
The João Paulo II Airport has a maintenance hangar, which is used by SATA Air Açores and SATA Internacional with the A310 and A320.
According to airmail letters from the airport, the facilities have three aircraft parking cards. The W plate (whiskey), which is the most important because of being located in front of the main terminal. Medium has three positions (W1, W2 and W3), which bind to the track 12 by taxiway C (Charlie).
The O board ( South or Sierra) is used for large aircraft or private planes.
N board (North) has a capacity of 4 small, 2 medium-sized aircraft.
That’s where the maintenance hangar of SATA and the old terminal. The Ponta Delgada Airport is centrally fire, located next to the hangar.
Works are planned to increase of infrastructures, which now have the capacity to receive more than one million passengers per year instead of 750,000.
Did you know that is called John Paul II Airport in honor of the passing of Pope John Paul II by the Azores in 1991? This is just one of the curiosities of this wonderful city that is already waiting for you!