FAP Captain Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport

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Cap. FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport
Airport typePublic
Elevation AMSL116 ft / 35 m
Coordinates5°12′20″S 80°37′00″W / 5.20556°S 80.61667°W / -5.20556; -80.61667Coordinates: 5°12′20″S 80°37′00″W / 5.20556°S 80.61667°W / -5.20556; -80.61667
PIU is located in Peru
Location of the airport in Peru
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Capitán FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport (IATA: PIU, ICAO: SPUR) is an airport serving Piura, Peru. It is run by ADP a private operator that manages various airports in northem Peru. It is the main airport of the Piura Region, the second most populous one of the country. It is currently served by LAN Perú, Peruvian Airlines, TACA Perú and SAEREO; and is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Piura's main square and 130 kilometres (81 mi) from the famous Máncora resort.

The Piura VOR-DME (Ident: URA) and non-directional beacon (Ident: URA) are located on the field.[3][4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Avianca Lima
LATAM Perú Lima
Peruvian Airlines Lima
Viva Air Perú Lima[5]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On March 28, 1998 a Peruvian Air Force Antonov 32 carrying the dual civil/military registration OB-1389/FAP-388 and inbound from Tumbes evacuating 50 people stranded by El Niño-driven floods had an engine failure while approaching Piura. As the aircraft was overloaded, the pilot couldn't keep height and the plane struck three houses of a nearby shantytown and crashed into a canal. While the crew of five survived, 21 passengers died plus one person on the ground.[6]
  • On 20 September 2005, an Air Rum L1011 full of Gambian football fans heading for Lima, Peru faked a fuel starvation emergency so that the flight had to divert to Piura.[7] The fans were going to support their national team playing in the city for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

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