Aeroporto de Itaituba
|Elevation AMSL||33 m / 108 ft|
Itaituba is one of the most important airports in the southwest region of the state of Pará, being classified as a Regional Airport. It is served by regular flights. In addition, air taxi companies offer flights to small viles and localities farther away from the city urban area, as well as to several gold mining spots and neighboring cities.
The airport terminal has several facilities such as free wi-fi, shopp & stores, and food court. Landing and take-off operations in the airport are carried out by Itaituba Air Navigation Group (GNA III - SBIH). The airport is also equipped with instruments and light sinalization for night flight operations (IFR).
Airlines and destinations
|Piquiatuba||Altamira, Belém, Novo Progresso, Santarém|
Accidents and incidents
- 26 April 1994: a Penta Cessna 208A Caravan registration PP-OGI flying from Itaituba to Jacareacanga under poor visibility and below minimums crashed shortly before touch-down at Jacareacanga partly due to the pilot's lack of experience. The crew of 2 died.
- 22 March 1994: a Táxi Aéreo Kovacs Cessna 402, after taking off from runway 05, lost control and crashed onto a lake in the vicinity of runway 23. The aircraft was completely damaged, and the co-pilot and two passengers drowned after leaving the aircraft.
- 22 October 1994: a TABA DHC-8-300 was hijacked by thieves, who stole a load of gold that had as destination the city of Belém, Pará.
The airport is located 6 km (4 mi) from downtown Itaituba.