Peru will expand the capacity of the Lima airport to accommodate more aircraft

Expected to be operational from the first quarter of next year

The Government of Peru has advanced that the parking capacity of the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima will be expanded to accommodate a larger number of aircraft and “mitigate the current saturation situation” of the platform while the terminal and second runway are being built.

In a statement the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the country has detailed that next week will sign a record between the sector and Lima Airport Partners (LAP) to transfer more than 44,000 square meters to the airport on its platform belonging to the Air Force of the Peru, for the parking of ships of the Jorge Chávez International Airport.

“This will mitigate the current saturation of the platform,” said the airport technical coordinator of the Directorate General of Concessions in Transport, Emerson Castro, during his presentation at the VI National Meeting of User Councils, organized by Ositran.

He also added that in December environmental remediation would begin in the airport’s expansion area, and then begin work in the first quarter of 2019. “All this is feasible if you have the municipal permits of Callao, such as urban and the construction license. “We are sure that the authorities are committed to granting this documentation,” he added.

By 2021, the air sector will have eight airports with more concessions and logistics platforms for air cargo planned at the airports of Pisco, Trujillo, Piura, Chiclayo and Lima, in addition to the expansion of flight capacity at the International Airport Jorge Chávez with the second track. “It is projected that air passenger traffic will grow by 8.1% on an annual average and that it will reach a level of 30.9 million passengers in 2021,” he said.

Likewise, it is expected that in the first quarter of 2019 the rehabilitation works of the runways of the Chiclayo and Piura airports will start, which would be ready by the end of 2020, with an estimated investment of 50 million dollars in each case. (43.7 million euros).

In turn, he indicated that in the future Cusco international airport of Chinchero also plans to have an air cargo terminal, so that it can meet the tourist growth of Machu Picchu and Choquequirao. “And for the third group of airports, implemented through a window of co-financed private initiatives, the concept of airport and cargo logistics platforms is being included in their system,” he concluded.