Since early 2015, together with its partner CESEL, Ineco has been working on the pre-investment studies for the modernisation of Chiclayo airport. Chiclayo is the fourth largest city in Peru. These analyses will enable us to determine and plan the improvement and enlargement work that aim to turn Chiclayo into the air transport hub of northern Peru and drive trade and the tourist sector built around the huge archaeological richness of the area.
Chiclayo airport opened in 1956 and, though it has been classed as international since 1994, the first regular operations of this type began on 28th July 2016 with the introduction of two weekly Copa Airlines flights to Tocumen Airport in Panama. In 2015, according to CORPAC (Peruvian Airports and Commercial Aviation Corporation, airport owner) data, it recorded 7,813 operations, 431,840 passengers, all nationals, and 731,120 kilograms of air cargo. AdP aims to increase these figures and boost Chiclayo as the air transport hub for the whole region of northern Peru. The goal is to increase passenger traffic fivefold to 2.6 million by 2038. To this end it has put in place a process of modernisation that comprises overlaying the runway (2,520 metres long and 45 metres wide) and, once feasibility studies are complete, building a new terminal building, as well as remodelling access ways and other improvement works, including a new control tower, firefighting services, hangars, fuel area, freight terminal, etc.
Peru Airpors (AdP) is the concession company of the first group of airports located in the north and centre of the Republic of Peru. In 2006 it operated a network of 11 air terminals in the north of Peru located in Tumbes, Talara, Piura, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Chachapoyas, Tarapoto, Trujillo, Anta (Huaraz), Iquitos and Pucallpa; as well as the new Pisco Airport.
AdP’s goal is to position itself as one of the most important airport operators in Latin America, through an approach of “Integrating Modernity and Culture”. Its commitment to users will be reflected in renovated space, top quality services, state-of-the-art technology and in the fulfilment of the national and international safety standards.
AdP will perform renovation and enlargement work in the 12 airports that it has in its concession according to its US$ 1 billion investment plan. In the first phase they will work on Chiclayo, Piura, Trujillo and Iquitos airports. And in the second phase, they will work on the air terminals of Tarapoto and Pucallpa, due to several of the airports reaching their capacity limit. As part of this plan Cajamarca, Anta and Trujillo airports were improved in 2015 and there are plans to execute works on the runways and passenger terminals of Iquitos, Piura, Trujillo and Talara airports, as well as that of Chiclayo, which will require an investment of US$ 260 million.