Chile’s Diego Aracena Airport to be Redeveloped

7 January 2010 (Last Updated January 7th, 2010 18:30)

Diego Aracena International Airport in Iquique, Chile, is undergoing a facilities redevelopment programme, which will make it the nation's second largest airport. Airport owner Aerotas announced it received an investment of $12m for the facility which is expected to reopen in March.

Diego Aracena International Airport in Iquique, Chile, is undergoing a facilities redevelopment programme, which will make it the nation's second largest airport.

Airport owner Aerotas announced it received an investment of $12m for the facility which is expected to reopen in March.

Works include an extension of the runway and the construction of a new passenger terminal and flight tower.

The redevelopment is expected to increase passengers volumes and the number of daily flights.

A recently built cargo terminal is expected to begin operations in April 2011.