Foz do Iguaçu International Airport

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Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional de Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas
Airport Foz do Iguacu.jpg
IATA: IGUICAO: SBFI
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Foz do Iguaçu
Elevation AMSL 239 m / 786 ft
Coordinates 25°36′01″S 054°29′06″W / 25.60028°S 54.48500°W / -25.60028; -54.48500Coordinates: 25°36′01″S 054°29′06″W / 25.60028°S 54.48500°W / -25.60028; -54.48500
Website Infraero IGU
Map
IGU is located in Brazil
IGU
IGU
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,200 7,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 1,677,460
Aircraft Operations 18,524
Metric tonnes of cargo 324
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport (IATA: IGUICAO: SBFI), is the airport serving Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. It is named after the Iguazu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu).

It is operated by Infraero.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Azul Brazilian Airlines Campinas, Campo Grande, Curitiba, Cuiabá, Londrina, Maringá, Porto Alegre
Gol Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos
LAN Perú Lima
TAM Airlines Belém, Brasília, Curitiba, Maceió, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Guarulhos

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 18 August 2000: a VASP Boeing 737-2A1 registration PP-SMG en route from Foz do Iguaçu to Curitiba-Afonso Pena was hijacked by 5 persons with the purpose of robbing BRL 5 million (approximately US$2.75 million) that the aircraft was transporting. The pilot was forced to land at Porecatu where the hijackers fled with the money. There were no victims.[4][5]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 12 km (7 mi) from downtown Foz do Iguaçu.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movimento operacional da rede Infraero de janeiro a dezembro de 2013" (in Portuguese). Infraero. February 4, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Incident description PP-SMG". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Maschio, José (21 August 2000). "PF liga sequestro de avião da VASP à rebelião em penitenciária em Roraima" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 

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