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Peru’s Jorge Chavez Airport expansion to be completed by 2017

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Expansion work at Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport is scheduled for completion by 2017, according to Minister of Transport and Communications Carlos Paredes.

The airport’s expansion would be completed “approximately in 2017”, and would include the construction of a second runway, the minister said on Tuesday, according to El Comercio.

Paredes said the government would hand over additional space to the airport’s concession holder later this year, with construction to follow shortly after.

>The construction of a second runway is expected to help improve the flow of passengers at Jorge Chavez, which is increasingly seen as >a hub for international flights to Latin America.

Earlier this year maintenance work on the airport’s runway meant no flights could arrive between 1:00 am and 7:00 am.

>In April, the World Airport Awards selected the Jorge Chávez International Airport as the >best airport in South America, for the fourth consecutive year.
 

Expansion work at Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport is scheduled for completion by 2017, according to Minister of Transport and Communications Carlos Paredes.

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