About the Airport

Second-largest economy in the State of Paraná, Londrina Airport serves as one of the most important development centers in Paraná, exerting significant influence on the entire State's economy. According to the most recent 2019 IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) survey, Londrina is the second-largest economy in Paraná, corresponding to 6.8% of the State's GDP. Londrina is the second-largest city in Paraná, with 815,000 inhabitants. The traditional and diversified commerce of the city is a reference in the region.

Microregion: Londrina
The number of cities 6 | Population 815.000 | GDP R$ 31,6BI and part. 6,8% in FU (Federative unit)
Source: IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) - current value for 2019


  • ADDRESS:  R. Ten. João Maurício Medeiros, 300 Novo Aeroporto - Londrina - PR CEP: 86.039-100
  • GROSS LEASABLE AREA (ABLC, in Portuguese): 821.15 m², which represents 18.25% of the passenger terminal, is distributed on the ground floor and 1st floor
  • AIRPORT SITE: 1.463.097,56 m²
  • AIRCRAFT YARD: Yard 1: 38.910 m² 
  • AIRCRAFT PARKING: Yard 1: 4 positions C + 2 positions C lower sizes + 2 positions B + 6 positions A (commercial aviation and general aviation)
  • PASSENGERS CAPACITY/YEAR: 2,4 million approximately/year
  • RUNWAY DIMENSIONS: 2,100 meters long 1,765 meters for takeoff 1,675 meters for landing
  • TAXIWAY: 5 taxiways
  • VEHICLE PARKING: 340 spots


The 1940s
1949 - The history of the Londrina - Governador José Richa Airport began in 1949 when a wooden house was built where today is the current airport, on the east side of the city.

The 1950s
1956 - On April 8, 1956, the airport's passenger station was inaugurated by the then-mayor Antônio Fernandes Sobrinho. 
Londrina - Governador José Richa Airport was the third busiest field for several years. Between the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1960s, the northern region of Paraná was developing rapidly due to the advance of coffee in the countryside.
1958 - In 1958, the airport reached the third position, surpassed only by Congonhas in São Paulo and Santos Dumont in Rio. According to records, in July 1959, the average daily movement had its peak, surpassing 125 operations between landings and takeoffs of regular aviation, private, and air taxis.

The 1960s
1962 - The intense traffic continued until 1962, and in 1963, already shaken by the effects of the coffee crisis, the activity in the region dropped, moving the airport to the 11th position among national airports. The numbers were astounding. In 1962, the airport recorded over 49,000 operations between takeoffs and landings and a movement of 250,000 passengers.

The 1980s
1980 - In 1980, the airport administration was transferred to Infraero, and numerous changes were made to the airport's facilities, emphasizing the resurfacing and milling of the runway in 2010.

The 2000s
2000 - The major renovation of the Passenger Terminal began in 2000 and was completed in 2002. The current terminal has about 7000 m², 5200 m² more than the old one. The restaurant was also expanded, and a 147 m² auditorium with a capacity for 120 people was built. In addition, a control tower was installed, 29.71 meters high, equivalent to a 9-story building.
2008 - President José de Alencar sanctioned law n°11.766/08 on August 5, 2008, changing the airport's name to Londrina - Governador José Richa Airport. The International Cargo Terminal (TECA, in Portuguese) was inaugurated on December 5, 2008. The president of Infraero at the time, Sérgio Gaudenzi, delivered the investment to the city. TECA's main objective is to speed up the import and export of goods in the region.

The 2010s
2012 - In 2012, Infraero carried out resurfacing works and grooving the landing and takeoff runway. The interventions increased the runway's durability, flowability, and adhesion, making landing and takeoff operations at the airport even safer.
2015 - In 2015, Londrina Airport installed three air-conditioned connectors designed to interconnect the aircraft's departure and arrival halls. The equipment is part of the ELO system, allowing passengers more accessibility and comfort when getting on and off the planes. The system, produced entirely on Brazilian soil, differs from the traditional suspended structure of boarding bridges – called jet bridges – by establishing a connection with the plane from a walkway on the ground, which also has two options for reaching the aircraft door: by stairs or elevator, offered to wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility. The Londrina terminal was Infraero's fourth airport to receive the system.
2017 - In 2017, the boarding area was expanded from 400 m² to 1,200 m². The space has four boarding gates, new and more spacious inspection channels, spaces for commercial establishments, with around 400 seats. New restrooms were also installed in the departure area and the lobby, with accessibility for people with special needs and a baby changing room.

The 2020s
2020 - Londrina Airport received the Airport Operational Certificate from the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac, in Portuguese) on 11/10/2020, which recognizes the terminal's operational capacity and its operation by safety and excellence parameters established by the bodies of the national and international civil aviation. Evaluations are guided by the International Civil Aviation Organization (OACI, in Portuguese), which determines the operational criteria to be met by terminals worldwide.

Source: Infraero

2021 - The Federal Government holds the 6th Round of Airport Concessions, in which the CCR Group acquired the airports in the South and Central Groups, including Londrina/PR Airport.
2022 - Start of operations by CCR Aeroportos