US$31 million to improve Jorge Chavez International Airport

Lima Airport Partners (LAP) will invest US$31 million next year on projects to improve Jorge Chavez International Airport services for passengers and airlines, reported LAP general manager Jaime Daly.

"Next year, LAP investments will total US$31 million, that’s the budget that I have sent to the president [Alan García] and that we are committed to fulfill between January 1 and December 31, 2009," Daly told Andina news agency.

Investments will be addressed to projects to expand the assistance areas for passengers, implement new parking lots for aircraft, while the main project will be the maintenance of the landing area.

"We’re going to make a new layer and general maintenance of the landing stage, this is something done every eight or nine years, which requires a strong investment," he said.

In addition, he stated that from the second half of 2007 and the whole year of 2008, LAP’s investments amounted $61 million.