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. A regular bus service connects the airport to the city, or, if you're travelling back to the airport, take the bus that has 'National Park / Airport' written on the front of it. Taxis are plentiful but be cautious getting a taxi from the airport as the usual overcharging scams are a common occurrence, although this does tend to apply more frequently to taxis from the airport rather than back to the airport. Alternatively, registered private taxi services, known as remises, are available and often used by the hotels. And of course airport transfers and transport to the falls etc. an be made with Airport Transfer companies, amongst others.

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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