09:59 | Arequipa (Arequipa region), November 5.
Arequipa is emerging as a major tourist destination in Peru with 109,980 passengers arriving at Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon International Airport in the “White City” only in October, exceeding the figures recorded in September and August this year, according to Andean Airports of Peru (AAP)-cessionaire of said terminal.
This figure represents a significant increase from September, when the Arequipa-based airport received 98,390 passengers, while 105,593 passengers arrived in August.
The airports in the cities of Arequipa, Ayacucho, Juliaca, Puerto Maldonado and Tacna as a whole served 224,253 passengers on 1,877 flights in October 2021.
“AAP has optimized the performance of operations at all of its airports, serving simultaneous flights to Arequipa, for example, which has enabled the resumption of passenger and flight flows, despite the capacity restrictions that remain in place for the sector” , AAP Operations Manager Carlos said Antonioli.
“Right now, our indicators are at 70% of pre-pandemic levels,” he added.
Regarding the arrival of travelers, Arequipa airport is followed by Juliaca with 41,945 passengers, Tacna with 29,381, Puerto Maldonado with 22,122 and Ayacucho with 20,285.
AAP explained that 1,877 flights were served at its airports in October, 1,708 in September and 1,728 in August.
Regarding the transport of goods, 318,563 kg were transported in October, 305,641 kg in September and 262,783 kg in August.
(FIN) NPD / MAO / RMB