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Aeropuerto Pinto Martins has daily flights to/from Buenos Aires, Cabo Verde, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Miami and Milan as well as domestic flights through Brazil. It was undergoing a R$350 million expansion at the time of research – an expansion that failed to be delivered by the 2014 World Cup and is now expected to be ready by 2020.
A Coopaero fixed-rate taxi from the airport to Meireles or Praia de Iracema costs R$42. Metered Coopertaxi common taxis run R$37 or so to Meireles or Praia de Iracema, and R$20 to R$25 to the bus station.
Buses 027 Siqueira/Papicu/Aeroporto, 087 Expresso Siqueira/Papicu and 066 Parangaba/Papicu/Aeroporto all run to Terminal Papicu in the east of the city, where you can change to the 051 Grande Circular 1 for Meireles and Praia de Iracema. Alternatively, take an 066 to Terminal Parangaba, and change there to the 077 Parangaba/Mucuripe bus, which runs to the Centro Dragão do Mar, Praia de Iracema and Meireles; or take a 404 Aeroporto Benfica Rodoviária bus to the bus station (rodoviária) and then bus 013 Aguanambi I to Av Dom Manuel and the Centro Dragão do Mar.