Fist. After 108 days of being closed, the Inca Manco Capac airport Juliaca, yesterday restarted its operations. Nearly 700 people were mobilized. During the closure period, as a result of protests against the government, Losses totaled nearly a million dollars, sAccording to the operations manager of Aeropuertos Andinos del Perú (AAP), Carlos Antonioli.
In those more than three months, he specified that 1,100 operations that affected 152,000 passengers were not carried out, taking into account that January and February are high season months due to the celebrations for the Feast of the Virgin of Candelaria. “During this time, we have worked hard to implement a security strategy that allows commercial flights to resume,” said Antonioli, who stated that more than 4,500 travelers are expected to receive until the end of the month in 30 takeoff and landing operations.
The representative of the concessionaire highlighted the importance of this regional asset, which represents 25% of revenue for AAPwhich operates and manages the second group of airports in Arequipa, Ayacucho, Juliaca, Puerto Maldonado and Tacna.
On the first day of the resumption of airport activity, four flights were registered at the Juliaca air terminal: two round-trip flights by the LATAM airline and the other two belonging to Sky Airlines, which They mobilized a total of approximately 700 passengers.
Around 9:00 in the morning, the first flight belonging to the LATAM airline arrived, with 160 people on board from the city of Lime. The representative of the concessionaire indicated that as of May 1, its usual operations will be normalized with 5 to 6 daily operations, with Wednesday and Thursday being the days with the highest influx of passengers.
The head of the X Police Macroregion of Puno, Felipe Monroy, pointed out that commercial flights were resumed in this air terminal, after meetings with productive entities such as the Puno Chamber of Commerce, the tourism sector, among others.
Investment. Carlos Antonioli announced that They foresee an investment of US$180 million to build a new runway at the Juliaqueño airport, and that they were also complying with the repair of some detected deficiencies.
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