Foz do Iguaçu International Airport
|Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional de Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas
|IATA: IGU – ICAO: SBFI|
|Serves||Foz do Iguaçu|
|Elevation AMSL||239 m / 786 ft|
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
Accidents and incidents
- 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. There were no victims.
The airport is located 12 km (7 mi) from Foz do Iguaçu town centre. A regular bus service connects the airport to the city.
- "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
- "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero.
- "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
- "Incident description PP-SMG". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
- 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.