Foz do Iguaçu International Airport

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Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional de Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas
Airport Foz do Iguacu.jpg
IATA: IGUICAO: SBFI
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 (2015)
Passengers 2,056,050
Aircraft Operations 20,065
Metric tonnes of cargo 577
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website,[2] ANAC[3]

Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport (IATA: IGUICAO: 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]

Airlines Destinations
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins, Campinas, Curitiba, Porto Alegre
Gol Airlines Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, São Paulo–Congonhas, São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Brasil Brasília, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, 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 US$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. There were no victims.[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. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  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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