Petrolina International Airport – Senador Nilo Coelho, opened on October 28, 1981, serves the state of Pernambuco. It operates with domestic flights and different important destinations in Brazil.

Official website:
Number of terminals: 1 – Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: Around 480,000 passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +55 87 3867 9602. E-mail: There is a tourist information desk (Tel +55 87 3182 8097) in the Arrivals Hall, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The airport is located 10 km (7 miles) northwest of downtown Petrolina and 15 km (9 miles) from downtown Juazeiro.

Petrolina Airport

Car rental companies
Car rental counters are located in the Arrivals Hall:

Localiza (Tel +55 87 3862 2788 – Monday to Friday, from 4:00 am to 5:20 am; from 12:20 pm to 4:20 pm; from 11:40 pm to 2:30 am, on Saturdays, from 4 am: 00 to 05:20 hours; from 12:20 to 16:20 hours and from 23:40 to 02:30 hours; on Sundays, from 15:00 to 16:25 hours; from 23:40 to 00:00 hours)
Movida (Tel +55 87 3862 5470/981 309 594 – Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am; on Saturdays, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm , and on Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm and from 10 pm to 6 am)
Yes (Tel +55 87 3861 2882 – Monday to Friday 24 hours; Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm and Sundays from 10 pm to 6 am)

Services offered by the airport facilities
The airport has ATMs and Wi-Fi access.

Gastronomy – There are fast food outlets, ice cream parlors and restaurants available in the departure lounge.
Baggage– The luggage protection service is located in the central lobby, available during flight times (Tel +55 85 8620 1708/3067 2749). The lost and found office is located in the Airport Operations Center, open 24 hours a day (Tel +55 87 3867 9617).
Other services – Baby changing facilities and massage chairs.

Possibility to spend the night at Petrolina Airport (PNZ), if open 24 hours. Available services, places to rest, or the list of hotels nearby.

Sleeping facilities in the public or boarding area

Petrolina Airport (PNZ)
Spending the night at the airport

Petrolina Airport is open 24 hours a day and is a very quiet place where you can spend the night, but does not have much comfort.

Where to rest: As it is a small airport, the passenger will probably have to sleep on the floor, so it is recommended to have a sleeping bag or blanket for added convenience. If the traveler wants to stay in a hotel, there are several nearby and in the city center.

Baggage: There is no luggage storage in the enclosure.

Food: The establishments selling food at the terminal close at night, so it is recommended that passengers have something prepared beforehand.

Wi-Fi: Access is allowed upon prior payment

Other services available 24 hours: ATMs, baby changing facilities and massage chairs.

Hotels nearby
The hotels available near the enclosure include:

Hotel Novo Sol (7.1 km / 4.4 miles)
Exclusive Hotel (7.1 km / 4.4 miles)
Nobile Suítes Del Rio Petrolina (7.9 km / 4.9 miles)
Águas Palace Hotel (8 km / 5 miles)
Grande Rio Hotel (8 km / 5 miles)

Listed below are airlines that fly and operate to and from Petrolina Airport (PNZ)

Avianca (Tel +55 87 3863 0808/0988 – from 3:30 am to 9:00 pm)
Azul Linhas Aéreas (Tel +55 87 3863 1922 – 11:00 pm to 5:00 am)
Gol Linhas Aéreas (Tel +55 87 3863 1717/1650 – from 11:30 pm to 7:00 am and from 11:45 am to 5:00 pm)

Parking services
The parking area, located in front of the main building, is open-air and free.

Services for people with reduced mobility
Facilities include ramps, adapted toilets and telephones, wheelchairs and portable elevators for getting on and off the aircraft. Inform your airline about any special needs. More information: Tel +55 87 9159 2192.