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Orlando Bezerra de Menezes Airport (IATA: JDO, ICAO: SBJU) is the airport serving Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil. It is named after a local politician and entrepreneur. It is operated by Infraero.

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Juazeiro Do Norte

Juazeiro do Norte Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuaˈzejɾu du ˈnɔɦt̪i] is a city in the state of Ceará state in northeastern Brazil. It is located 528 km south of the state capital Fortaleza in the semiarid sertão. The municipality has a population of 246.515 (2008 official estimate) and covers 248 km². Juazeiro do Norte is best known as the base of the charismatic priest and politician Padre Cícero (Cícero Romão Batista) (1844-1934). A pilgrimage in his honour takes place every November, attracting thousands of followers. The city is served by Orlando Bezerra de Menezes Airport. Juazeiro do Norte is connected to the nearby city of Crato by a commuter rail line called the Cariri Metro that opened in 2009–2010.

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