Altamira Airport

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Altamira Airport
Aeroporto de Altamira
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Altamira
Elevation AMSL 112 m / 368 ft
Coordinates 03°15′03″S 052°15′08″W / 3.25083°S 52.25222°W / -3.25083; -52.25222Coordinates: 03°15′03″S 052°15′08″W / 3.25083°S 52.25222°W / -3.25083; -52.25222
Website Infraero ATM
Map
ATM is located in Brazil
ATM
ATM
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,003 6,572 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 329,170
Aircraft Operations 11,302
Metric tonnes of cargo 656
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Altamira Airport (IATA: ATMICAO: SBHT) is the airport serving Altamira, Brazil.

It is operated by Infraero.

History[edit]

The airport was inaugurated in 1979.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belém, Carajás, Manaus, Parintins, Porto de Trombetas, Santarém
MAP Linhas Aéreas Belém, Manaus, Parintins, Santarém
Piquiatuba Belém, Itaituba, Novo Progresso, Santarém

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 6 June 1990: a TABA Fairchild Hiller FH-227 registration PT-ICA flying from Belém-Val de Cans to Altamira, while on approach to land under fog at Altamira, descended below the approach path, collided with trees and crashed 850m short of the runway. Of the 41 passengers and crew, 23 died.[4][5]
  • 25 January 1993: a TABA Fairchild Hiller FH-227 registration PT-LCS operating a cargo flight from Belém-Val de Cans to Altamira crashed into the jungle near Altamira during night-time approach procedures. The crew of 3 died.[6]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 7 km (4 mi) from downtown Altamira.

Future developments[edit]

Due to the construction of nearby Belo Monte Dam, Altamira Airport will undergo a major renovation, including the extension of the runway, and enlargement of the apron and passenger terminal. The renovation is expected to begin before the end of 2011.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Accident description PT-ICA". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved May 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Nevoeiro na reta final". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 361–363. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  6. ^ "Accident description PT-LCS". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved May 8, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Infraero planeja expandir aeroporto de Altamira, cidade-sede de Belo Monte" (in Portuguese). globo.com. July 18, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 

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