Peru excludes Cusco from airport concession package

Peru's Government is to exclude Cusco from its forthcoming package of airport concessions in the south of the country, as it sees the possibility of opening an independent tender process which could include construction of a new airport at Peru's principle tourism destinations.

Peruvian transport minister Veronica Zabala told local reporters that Cusco will "definitely not be part of the concession process of the southern airports".

This leaves the list of airports set for privatising their management in 2008 as covering Arequipa, Tacna, Juliaca, Ayacucho, Madre de Dios, Ica and Apurimac.

The ministry says it has already performed an initial viability study for a new international airport serving Cusco near Chincheros, but a spokesman could not confirm if construction of a new airport would be part of the conditions for assuming the concession of the current, operationally limited, airport.

Publication: Reed Business Information - Air Transport Intelligence
Provider: Reed Business Information, The Flight Group
Date: October 14, 2007

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