Project Expansion Director at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport, Anton Aramayo, has stated that, after an investment of US$1.5 billion, the airport will become one of Latin America's most modern ones. Aramayo indicated that the new runway, as well as the control tower, will be ready in 2022. "That same year the rehabilitation works on the current runway will begin," he said.
As soon as the two runways and new facilities are operational, something scheduled for October 2024, the airport will be transferred into its new facilities.
He explained that the moving-related procedure should last some six months, as this includes airlines, migration offices, and drug control sections, among others. "The amount of people, who live and work in a terminal, is large. Everyone will have to move to their new home, and that whole process should take some six months," he stated.
Aramayo also confirmed that the current terminal's destination —once the new airport starts operations— has not been determined yet. According to him, the area has an important logistics and cargo affiliation. Thus, this will draw the interest of important operators.
Likewise, the existing airport is planned to be used for other purposes: private and commercial use, among others. He stressed that -starting 2024- Peru will have an airport with greater access and new possibilities for expansion. "The two runways will be fully integrated into the new terminal, which will provide it with an important operational advantage," he remarked.