For great kite vacation, Your destination in Brazil is Fortaleza, Pinto Martins airport (marked - FOR), which is daily connected to many European and north American airports. If you can, avoid flying via Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Recife or Salvador. If fly from Europe, try to get a direct flight to Fortaleza, from your main city, with a charter company, or trough London or Lisbon. Direct flight from Lisbon takes around 7 hours. All major European cities are connected with Sao Paulo, a long flight off 12-14 hours and from there another 3.5 hours with TAM to Fortaleza. From USA, situation is similar, major cities are well connected to Sao Paulo, but waist 7 hours in the air. To shorten the flights, look for connection in Miami, then Maneus, or Belem. USA citizens and Canadians, read about visas in the Trip Advisor section.
Important tips to those flying via Sao Paulo. First, you have to collect your luggage, and check it in again, even if you where told otherwise by your travel agency or flight company. Second, you usually get to wait around 6 hours in Sao Paulo, but that is completely unnecessary. The minute you have your luggage, go directly to Tam desk, and ask if there is a earlier flight to Fortaleza that you can get on, most of the time, they will put you on an earlier flight. Tsituation is similar,UImportantImparit in Tsituation is similar,U
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Most direct flights to Fortaleza from European cities such as Madrid, Milan, London, Paris, Amsterdam and others, connect in Lisbon with TAP flight, that arrives daily to Fortaleza Airport in the morning. Fortaleza also receives charter flights from many European cities such as Amsterdam, London, Rome, Zurich Frankfurt, Paris and others. Flights to Fortaleza, changes every season, so check the following links, and consult your traveling agency. Most European companies, has flights to Sao Paulo then connection with TAM to Fortaleza. Ibiria fly Madrid - Sao Paulo, Al Italia fly Rome - Sau Paulo and so on.
Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Miami, are connected daily to Sao Paulo's Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) and Maneus, from where you continue to Fortaleza. Check the following air lines for this flight: Delta, Continental, American Airlines, United and Tam. From Sau Paulo and Maneus, you can continue with Gol or Tam to Fortaleza.
Gol and Tam connects most Brazilian cities with Fortaleza.
Its a good idea to book your flight to Fortaleza in advance. Use this serach engines to search, compare prices and book flights to Fortaleza.
To find non direct flights from any destination, like Europe, Canada, Australia and so on, use the search on TAM website, it will list flights, via Sao Paulo (GRU) , Rio de Janeiro (GIG), and other Brazilian cities.
If you travel straight to Jericoacoara, Prea, Barra Grande, Icaraizinho or even Ilha do Guajiru, you may need to stay the night in Fortaleza. To view map and accommodation options, Use the following search boxes. Mind that Hostelworld, specialize in low budget accommodation.