Ready to operate. The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) authorized today, Saturday April 1, the operation of the new control tower and second landing strip of the Jorge Chávez International Airport. permission of the new airport infrastructure It has the directorial resolution and signature of the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics.
To make this important milestone possible for the country and national civil aviation, the TCMthe Peruvian Corporation of Airports and Commercial Aviation (Corpac), the concessionaire Lima Airport Partners (LAP) and the entire aeronautical community joined forces to work together. In this way, the new control tower and the landing strip will start operations gradually; that is, flights and air traffic control will be scheduled periodically, in order to ensure an efficient operational transition.
Less flight delays
One of the benefits of having two runways at the Jorge Chávez airport is that, in the event of a contingency on the current runway, the use of the new runway will be activated immediately. infrastructurewith which it will not be necessary to divert the flights to nearby airportsas happened a few months ago, when there were delays in the flights and passengers were left stranded in air terminals in different cities of the country.
New landing strip will begin operations gradually. Photo: MTC
The new control tower It is 65 meters high and the second runway is 3,480 meters long. In addition, according to the MTC, more than 10 kilometers of new taxiways were built, Approach lights and beaconing systems were installed, which will allow all types of aircraft to be served and provide better service to users.
The new tower and the second runway are part of the mega project to expand the Jorge Chávez airport, which requires an investment of more than US$2,000 million and which also includes the construction of a new and unique passenger terminal.
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