On Monday, President Ollanta Humala attended the start of renovation work at Pisco’s international airport.
According to Andina, the renovation work will require 153 million soles in investment. Once completed, the airport would be managed by Aeropuertos del Peru (AdP).
AdP president Oswaldo Sandoval said the new airport would satisfy all the necessary conditions needed to receive international flights, and would be operational by 2015.
The new airport, he said, would meet the highest standards in infrastructure, technology, office space, stores, and parking.
According to Andina, the airport would receive around 400,000 passengers a year, starting in 2017.
Furthermore Pisco’s airport fees would be 40 percent less expensive than the ones at Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport, according to the state news agency, making it an attractive option for low-cost carriers.
The new airport is also expected to increase tourism in the area, and attract investment to the hotel, travel, and restaurant industries. It will serve tourists looking to visit the Nasca Lines, the Islas Ballestas, Paracas and other booming tourist destinations in the area. It will also be a boon to the agricultural sector. "Now the fresh asparagus will be able to leave directly, without having to pass through Lima," Sandoval said.
President Ollanta Humala attended on Monday the start of renovation work at Pisco’s international airport.