Peru: Jorge Chavez Airport expansion to inject US$533 million into economy in 2023

11:00 | Lima, Feb. 17.

The investment for this year in the megaproject to expand and enhance Jorge Chavez International Airport will mean a significant injection of US$533 million into Peru's economy, Transportation and Communications Minister Paola Lazarte highlighted.

"For the construction of this new airport infrastructure, inputs purchased in the national territory are being used, boosting the domestic economy," Lazarte underlined.

"Therefore, it is a project that, in addition to closing gaps and providing services to citizens, has a positive impact on the country's economic recovery this year," she added.

The total investment amount for the megaproject exceeds US$2 billion and includes the construction of the new control tower, the second runway, and the new airport passenger terminal, in charge of Lima Airport Partners (LAP) —under the auspices of the Supervisory Board for Investment in Public Transportation Infrastructure (Ositran), as well as the accompaniment by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MTC) and the Peruvian Corporation of Airports and Commercial Aviation (Corpac).

The work is expected to be completed and corresponding operations to begin in 2025.

Currently, the new passenger terminal registers a 26% completion rate, while the construction of the tower and the second runway are already 100% complete.

By 2025, the new Jorge Chavez Airport terminal is projected to have the capacity to serve 30 million passengers per year —with a constructed area of 210,000 square meters.

The new control tower is 65 meters high and the second runway is 3,480 meters long.

Besides, more than 10 kilometers of new taxiways have been built. Plus, approach lights and beacon systems have been installed, among others.

Thanks to this infrastructure, it will be possible to serve all types of aircraft. In addition, a better service will be provided to users.


Published: 2/17/2023