11 SEPTEMBER 2017
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Jorge Chavez International Airport (LAP), the airport of Peru’s capital, is to be expanded significantly.
Originally built in 1960 and operated by Fraport AG since 2001 it is one of South America’s fastest-growing airports with a throughput of 19m passenger in 2016. The numbers have grown every year since 2005.
Scheduled to begin in 2018, LAP’s expansion programme will require an investment of about US$1.5bn. Development plans call for a second runway – to be built first – as well as a new state-of-the-art passenger terminal and other infrastructure to meet increasing traffic and to further enhance the customer experience.
During the 16 years of the concession, LAP has paid out a total of about $1.9 bn in contributions to the Peruvian state, while total capital expenditures have reached $373m. Currently, Lima is served by about 35 airlines flying to 23 domestic and 46 international destinations.
In recent years, European carriers such as Air France, British Airways, KLM and Iberia have launched regular services to Lima. The South American carriers LATAM and Avianca use Lima Airport for hub operations.
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