Ponta Delgada Airport Guide to Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)

Ponta Delgada Airport terminal map

Ponta Delgada Airport opened its gates in 1969, in order to serve flights to the Azores archipelago and to the continent.

Previously, it was referred as Aeroporto da Nordela. It wasn’t until 1995 that Ponta Delgada Airport changed its name to Joao Paulo II, to honour the visit of the Pope John Paul II in 1991 to the Azores archipelago.

The airport is mainly served for domestic flights within the Azores and Madeira archipelago and to Portugal mainland, while for international flights to Europe and North America.

Ponta Delgada Airport formed by a single passenger terminal.


Ponta Delgada Airport passenger terminal consist into two levels, distributed as follows:

- Ground level: The ground level is split into the Arrivals, which is located in the left side, and the Departures and check-in area, located in the right side of the level.

Within the Arrivals you can find the services attached: Baggage claim area, passport control, ATMs, information desk, lost & found, customs, post office, car rental booths, Servisair and taxi stand.

Regarding Departures and check-in area, it is home of ATMs, oversized baggage, security control, food and drink shops, baby care rooms and an airport lounge. Also access to the departures gates 1 to 10 is granted.

- First level: The upper level just hosts both family restrooms and a restaurant.


The airlines attached as follows serves Ponta Delgada Airport:

- Azores Airlines: 808 202 737.
- Arke Fly: +351 296 209 720.
- EasyJet Airlines: +31 208 921 400.
- JetairFly: +351 707 500 176.
- Primera Air: 0408 479 965.
- Ryanair: +354 527 6000.
- Sata Air Açores: +354 527 6000.
- TAP Portugal: +44 871 246 0002. 


Find the services displayed below in Ponta Delgada Airport terminal: 

- Free Wi-Fi connection
- Luggage storage
- Luggage wrapping
- Lost & found
- Servisair
- Taxi stand
- Oversized baggage
- Airport lounges
- ATMs
- VAT refund
- Special assistance for passengers with reduced mobility
- Baby care rooms
- Car rental booths
- Currency exchange
- Disabled services
- Duty free shops
- Food, drink and retail concessions
- Information desk
- Living spot
- Mailbox
- Post office
- Smoking area

Airport lounges

At Ponta Delgada Airport there is at your disposal the SATA PLUS Lounge, which is located in the airside, after security. In order to enjoy of this airport lounge, you’ll need to count with the Priority Pass. For further information, please call: +351 707 227282.