Peru: Jorge Chavez Airport's second runway and control tower to be handed over in July

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Photo: ANDINA/Diffusion

11:31 | Lima, May. 10.

The works on the second runway, the 10 kilometers of taxiways, and the new control tower for Jorge Chavez International Airport will be delivered next July, Lima Airport Partners (LAP) has reported.

"The Peruvian Corporation of Airports and Commercial Aviation (Corpac) and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MTC) will be given a new airfield airport infrastructure that will double the take-off and landing capacity at Jorge Chavez International Airport," international airport expansion project director Anton Aramayo said last Monday. 

In this sense, he confirmed that works are 95% complete, that is, a few months before the handover of the new runway, the 10 kilometers of taxiways, and the new control tower.

The expert pointed out that the Peruvian Airports and Commercial Aviation Corporation (Corpac) will be responsible for all systems in order to make this new infrastructure operational by January 2023.

New passenger terminal

Concerning the new passenger terminal, he stressed that there is no other airport in South America relying on the same infrastructure renewal scheme.

"This revolutionizes and doubles capacity. This means building an airport, within an airport," he stressed.

Among other details, Aramayo highlighted that there is no other airport in this part of the continent that is located one kilometer from a port —with ideal weather conditions, as well as the potential for logistics and cargo development for this new terminal.

The new passenger terminal, built close to the current one in Callao region, will come into operation in 2025 —with an area of 180,000 square meters and the capacity to serve 37 million passengers per year from that date.


Published: 5/10/2022