Aeropuertos del Perú (AdP) plans to invest US$300mn to modernize Chiclayo airport on the country’s north coast.
The transport and communications ministry approved the project, which involves new passenger and cargo terminals, aircraft maintenance platforms and a fire station, AdP general manager Evans Avendaño said.
Chiclayo is the capital of Lambayeque region, which features major agro-export operations, oil and gas exploration blocks, mining projects including Candente Copper’s Cañariaco copper property and tourist attractions including the world surfing championship circuit, the pre-Hispanic Sipán tombs and the Tucumé pyramids.
«This is a project that will contribute to connectivity, decentralization and the development of regional trade and tourism,» Avendaño told newspaper Gestión.
AdP, which was taken over by Lima-based Grupo Sandoval from Spain’s Ferrovialin 2014, operates 11 regional airports in Peru. It competes with Aeropuertos Andinos del Perú, which controls five regional airports.
Peru, where the tourism industry brings in about US$4bn/y, is counting on billions of dollars in airport investments, including projects such as the Jorge Chávezexpansion in Lima and regional airports such as Chinchero, Pisco and Ilo.