Cusco Airport Reviews

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Cusco Airport Reviews

Cusco Airport or Cusco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (IATA: CUZ, ICAO: SPZO) is located in the city of Cusco, in southeastern Peru. Cusco, a principal tourist attraction in Latin America, receives various domestic flights as well as some international flights. Its runways are completely paved. Currently, it operates at limited capacity due to its precarious location near the city’s center. Despite these limitations, the airport has consistently ranked as Peru’s second most important air terminal, handling 1,288,200 national and international passengers in 2009, as reported by CORPAC.

It was named in honor of the Peruvian pilot Alejandro Velasco Astete who was the first pilot to cross the Andes in 1925. This first flight was from Lima directly to Cusco. Later that year, in September, while trying to avoid crashing into spectators at an airshow in the city of Puno he crashed and was killed. In recognition of his pioneering achievements in Peruvian aviation history, the airport was named in his honor.

The Cusco Airport has a number of commodities which attend to the multitude of tourists which visit the city of Cusco. A number of years ago, it was the first Peruvian airport to make use of jetways. The runway is paved and is 3400 meters (11,155 feet) long and 45 meters (148 feet) wide. The long length of the runway is mainly due of the elevation of the airport. The thin air causes aircraft to use more runway length and climb-outs are much more slow and shallow than at lower airports.

Services:

ATMs / Cash Machines – info not available
Car Rentals – info not available
Currency Exchange – info not available
Food / Restaurants – Available before and after security.
Information Desk – info not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – Not available
Showers – Not available
Internet – info not available

Airport opening hours:
The terminal is open 6am – 6pm

Website:
Cusco Airport Official Website

Cusco Airport Map

Cusco Airport Weather Forecast

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