The months of January and February 2014 recorded an increase of 6.29% in the flow of passengers at the airport Castro Pinto João Pessoa. According to the Brazilian Airport Infrastructure Company (Infraero) 230,770 passengers passed through the gates of the airport in 2014, compared to 217,104 passengers in the same period last year 2013. In February, the increase in landings in Castro Pinto was 11% up compared to February last year. Landings were 46,115, against 41,574 recorded in February 2013. Infraero reveals that with respect to shipments, growth was 3.10% (51,732) from 50,177 passengers who left the city in the same period in 2013 (February).
The president of Paraiba Tourism Company (PBTUR), Ruth Avelino, rated this as ‘excellent’ results which were recorded early this year by Paraiba airport. In the assessment of the executive, the numbers should be celebrated by Paraiba trade who is part of the tourism supply chain. She continued to say “The destination remains as a great option for tourists from all over the country. We have been observing for some time the intense tourist movement in João Pessoa as well as around the coast”.