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Peru: Jorge Chavez Airport to receive 40 million passengers by 2030

14:14 | Lima, Oct. 24.

Peru's Lima-based Jorge Chavez International Airport will welcome 40 million passengers by 2030, as a result of its expansion works, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Rogers Valencia affirmed Wednesday.

"It (Jorge Chavez Int'l Airport) is expected to have received 40 million passengers by 2030, approximately, but this growth must be structured," the official expressed.

"A structured growth means that the number of travelers will continue to increase, even if the second runway is not finished," he told Andina news agency.


Within this framework, Valencia indicated it should be welcoming about 28 million passengers by the time the second runway’s construction ends, in four or five years. 

Likewise, President Martin Vizcarra underlined the airport went from receiving four million passengers to the current 23 million.

Additionally, LAP General Manager Juan Salmon projected Peru will become an important hub-airport in the region thanks to the expansion project. 

"During all these years, we (LAP) have received the National Service of Environmental Certification for Sustainable Investments' (SENACE) approval of the environmental impact assessment, and we have hired the company that will execute the project," he concluded.

(END) CNA/DTK/MVB

Published: 10/24/2018
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