18 August 2000: a VASPBoeing 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.
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.