PAF Captain Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport

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PAF Captain Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Capitán FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico
Piura Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCORPAC
OperatorAdP
ServesPiura
LocationPeru Castilla District, Piura
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
Websiteadp.com.pe
Map
PIU is located in Peru
PIU
PIU
Location of the airport in Peru
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[1]

PAF Captain Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport (IATA: PIU, ICAO: SPUR) is an airport serving Piura, Peru. It is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Piura's main square and 130 kilometres (81 mi) from the resort of Máncora. It is the main airport of the department of Piura, the second most populous of Peru's regions.

The airport is run by Aeropuertos del Perú (AdP), a private operator that manages various airports in northern Peru. It is served by JetSmart, LATAM Perú and Sky Airline.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
JetSmart Perú Arequipa, Lima [2]
LATAM Perú Lima
Sky Airline Peru Lima

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 could not maintain altitude, and the plane struck three houses of a nearby shantytown and crashed into a canal. While the crew of five survived, 21 passengers and one person on the ground died.[3]
  • 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.[4] The fans were going to support their national team playing in the city for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for PIU at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "JETSMART OPERARÁ 13 RUTAS NACIONALES EN PERÚ DESDE JUNIO | T News".
  3. ^ "Photo of Antonov An-32 OB-1389 - Aviation Safety Network".
  4. ^ Gambians emergency landing, BBC News, 22 Sept 2005

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