Foz do Iguaçu International Airport

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Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional de Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas
Foz do Iguaçu Airport.JPG
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 (2017)
Passengers 2,177,725 Increase 17.6%
Aircraft Operations 18,420 Increase 0.2%
Metric tonnes of cargo 598 Increase 2.7%
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport (IATA: IGU, ICAO: SBFI), is the airport serving Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. It is named after the Iguazu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu) and provides access to the nearby falls.

It is operated by Infraero.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Andes Líneas Aéreas Salta (Begins 4 July 2018)
Avianca Brazil São Paulo-Guarulhos, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Campinas, Curitiba, Porto Alegre
Gol Airlines Curitiba, Maceio, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, São Paulo–Congonhas, São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Brasil Brasília, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Salvador, São Paulo–Congonhas, São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Perú Lima

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 18 August 2000: a VASP Boeing 737-2A1 registration PP-SMG en route from Foz do Iguaçu to Curitiba was hijacked by 5 persons with the purpose of robbing BRL 5 million (approximately USD 2.75 million at that time) that the aircraft was transporting. The pilot was forced to land at Porecatu where the hijackers fled with the money. No one was injured.[4][5]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 12 km (7 mi) from Foz do Iguaçu town centre. A regular bus service connects the airport to the city.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. Archived from the original on 23 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. 
  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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