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.