Ilhéus Jorge Amado Airport
|Ilhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport
Aeroporto de Ilhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado
|Elevation AMSL||4 m / 13 ft|
Ilhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport (IATA: IOS, ICAO: SBIL), is the airport serving Ilhéus, Brazil. Since March 12, 2002 it is named after the writer Jorge Amado de Faria (1912–2001), who was born in the nearby city of Itabuna.
It is operated by Infraero.
The history of air transportation in Ilhéus is almost as old as the one of Brazil. In the 1930s, seaplanes of Syndicato Condor used to land at Ilhéus on their routes linking cities of the Brazilian coast. In 1939 the airport, then called Aeroporto do Pontal, was opened. The runway was paved in 1950.
Airlines and destinations
The airport is located 3 km (2 mi) from downtown Ilhéus.
- Airport information for SBIL at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for SBIL at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Current weather for SBIL at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for IOS at Aviation Safety Network
- Ilhéus Jorge Amado Airport Photo Archive at airliners.net