By Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
Peruvian Airports To Receive Updates In Years Ahead
The Peruvian aviation industry ended 2021 and started 2022 with some key news regarding airport infrastructure: the Peruvian government has already started the procedures and other measures for the airport expansion at Cajamarca, Iquitos and Pucallpa.
As the Peruvian government continues to advance the lands expropriation plan that will be used for airport expansion, there are other plans to modernize and improve the airports’ facilities.
Aeropuertos del Perú (AdP) —the concessionaire in charge of the design and improvement in the infrastructure and quality of the service, maintenance, operation, and exploitation of the airports — announced new projects for airports located in Anta, Cajamarca, Chachapoyas, Chiclayo, Iquitos, Pisco, Piura, Pucallpa, Talara, Tarapoto, Trujillo, and Tumbes.
On Jan. 7, AdP presented to the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) and the Supervisory Agency for Investment in Public Transport Infrastructure (OSITRAN) the technical file for the optimization of the electrical system and the sanitary block of nine airports of its network in the country.
The concessionaire company indicated that the works would require an investment of approximately $8.8 million and will improve the terminal’s electric installations’ safety levels.
Through the file, the concessionaire seeks to ensure the airports’ operations continuity.
With this file, it will seek to adapt the security levels of the airports’ electrical, guaranteeing compliance of the electrical system with Peruvian laws, as well as carrying out the total independence of AdP’s electrical systems from Corporación Peruana de Aeropuertos y Aviación Comercial S.A. (CORPAC), as indicated in the air terminals’ Concession Contracts.
The project also aims to ensure adequate compliance with the comprehensive solid waste management plan, optimizing the infrastructure of the nine airports under the AdP concession, in accordance with the solid waste management law, minimizing and controlling health and occupational risks, as well as the impact on the environment.
With these projects, AdP seeks to modernize the passenger terminals it manages, thus granting a better experience to the Peruvian passenger.
It is important to note that these improvements go with air tickets’ sell increase in the Peruvian market, as well as the entry of new competitors.
The airlines that operate in the country: LATAM Airlines, Viva Air Perú, Sky Airline, JetSmart, Star Perú, ATSA, are in constant competition to offer to its passengers more modern and efficient aircraft, as well as more destinations and itineraries.
In this sense, airports must be modernized to be consistent with the service offered and the competition between airlines.
With this airports’ facilities renewal, Peruvian aviation takes a great step towards improvement in every sense, and thus will seek to enter to compete with other aviation markets in the region.