Usiminas

Usiminas Airport (IATA: IPN, ICAO: SBIP) is the airport serving Ipatinga, Brazil, located in the adjoining municipality of Santana do Paraíso. It is owned by the steel manufacturer Usiminas and operated by Socicam, open for public use.

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Ipatinga

Ipatinga (postal code 35160-000) is a municipality located in eastern Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The city was founded in April,29/1964 and covers a total area of 166.5 km². Its population is 240,338 (IBGE 2001). It is part of the Vale do Aço Metropolitan Area (population 430,700). Ipatinga is located at the site where the Piracicaba River flows into the Doce River, 217 km. from the state capital of Belo Horizonte. It is served by highway and railroad connections (Minas-Vitória). There is also a medium-sized airport, Usiminas Airport in the area of the neighbor city Santana do Paraíso, that serves the Steel Valley and can receive small and medium-sized planes, including jets like the Boeing 737 and the Fokker 100.

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