Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Friday morning led the First Stone Laying Ceremony for Cusco region's Chinchero International Airport to be ready in 2021.
Previously, he signed the corresponding addendum to the contract aimed to save the Peruvian State close to US$590 million worth of credit interests.
The air terminal is set to bring numerous benefits, starting with flights for tourists visiting the Imperial City. Following are some of the airport's characteristics.
One of the terminal's main features is its size: 40,000 square meters of modern, landscape-friendly facilities.
In addition to large commercial airplanes —of up to 320 passengers— Cusco's new airport will be able to receive cargo aircrafts thanks to its ample runway, 4 km long and 45 m wide, thus contributing to Andean exports.
Likewise, the terminal will boost traveler flow, receiving close to 6 million passengers a year, a major increase over the 2.5 million currently passing by Cusco's Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport.
Facilities will include 11 boarding gates and 13 jetways.
Airport construction and operation is set to generate over 2,500 jobs, and the venture is expected to yield US$63 billion over its 35-year concession.
Construction works are to be completed in 2021.