Jorge Chavez Airport Expansion to Begin in Early 2012

24 July 2011 (Last Updated July 24th, 2011 18:30)

Expansion work at Peruvian capital Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport will begin in early 2012. The work will involve building a second passenger terminal and adding a new landing strip. Concessionaire Lima Airport Partners (LAP) is carrying out the project, which

Expansion work at Peruvian capital Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport will begin in early 2012.

The work will involve building a second passenger terminal and adding a new landing strip.

Concessionaire Lima Airport Partners (LAP) is carrying out the project, which is expected to see an investment of over $1bn.

In June this year, LAP received the land approval of 190,000m², located at the northern end, by the Ministry of Transportation.

The transport ministry has until 2013 to transfer all of the land to be used for the expansion to LAP.