Government delivered to LAP all the necessary lands for expanding the
No. In April last year, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications carried out a partial handover. Delivery of 2,961,486.88 m² across Néstor Gambetta Avenue is still pending. To resolve the interference, the Government has authorized the construction of a bypass tunnel. The Peruvian Government has committed to deliver the remaining land by December 31, 2015.
What works has LAP carried out in the land delivered so far?
In April 2013 an environmental audit was carried out to identify environmental liabilities (hydrocarbon-polluted soils, wells, silos, etc.). The audited area was mainly populated and for agricultural use, and therefore the environmental remediation works consisted basically of sealing wells and silos and removing household waste. Additionally, the engineering and construction works for a 5 km perimeter fence around the transferred lands and 5 km of perimeter fence (including a lighting system) were completed.
What are the next steps in the project?
The tender for the design and engineering of the future airport was won by Arcadis. The latter has sub-contracted a group of recognized design, architecture, and engineering firms, such as Grimshaw and Ranboll. The final design will represent an investment of $ 17 million.
What works does the expansion include?
The airport expansion includes the construction of a second runway, a larger number of aircraft parking spaces and taxiways, a new terminal for passengers, a new cargo terminal, and additional access ways to the airport, among other facilities.
When will the second runway be ready?
The second runway will be ready 5 years after the Government completes the delivery of the necessary lands.
What will be the benefits from the airport expansion?
In the future these infrastructure and capacity enhancements will improve the airport's ability to receive passengers and airlines wishing to fly to Peru; and improve the connectivity among Peru's regions.