Lima granted Growth loan
The peruvian capital’s gateway, Lima/Jorge Chávez International — part of the Fraport Group — has signed a financing arrangement with four global banks, worth US$450m for its airside development programme.
Construction work for this started at the South American centre in July, such as building Lima’s new 213ft air traffic controller (ATC) tower.
The airside growth is mooted to provide Jorge Chávez International using another runway — measuring 11,417feet — six miles of new taxiways, 617 acres of added apron room for more parking racks, a new operations and fire station centre and navigational aids. Present-day plans program the ATC tower and airfield buildings to be finished by the end of 2021, while the airstrip is set to start by 2022.
According to the airport’s management, the growth programme is seen as”strategically important” for Lima to remain a key hub in the region. Additionally, the facility’s expansion will continue to donate heavily to the Peruvian market — in 2019 the airport included US$1.4bn into the country’s GDP — providing employment and mitigating the fiscal effect posed by COVID-19.
The latest traffic figures demonstrate that the airport managed 22.1 million passengers from 192,000 aircraft moves in 2018.