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Arequipa Airport

The Arequipa Airport name is Rodriguez Ballon International Airport (AQP), is located about 8 miles from the center of the city of Arequipa and start operations on August 15, 1979. It is currently under the administration of CORPAC SA, which is the second largest terminal with passenger flow in the south, after the airport from the city of Cusco; having been used by 939,397 passengers in 2010, with 929,698 domestic passengers and 9,699 international passengers.

Airbus A319 or Boeing 737-200 of the airlines operating in the country. However the length of your track in exceptional or emergency situation could receive a maximum using Boeing 747 as almost the entire track.

Arequipa Airport has an asphalt runway 2980 meters long by 45 wide, with a passenger terminal two-story 4.226 M2, M2 757 Main Hall, 12 Counters, 348.48 M2 Zone Tower of shipments and Control of 7 floors with 28 meters high. Also, the Terminal has domestic and international flights and is the main gateway to the nearby ruins and the Colca Canyon, which is the deepest in the world.

General Information:

Official Name:
Rodriguez Ballon International Airport - (Rodriguez Ballon International Airport)

Longitude: 71 34 '59'' W

Latitude: 16 20 '27'' S

Altitude: 2560msnm.


Tel: +51 (0) 54/443-464 | 054/443-458

Location :
The airport is located 8 km (5 miles) northwest of downtown Arequipa

Number of terminals - 1 -

Buses and taxis connect the airport with all the town. The stops are located at the exit of the terminal. The approximate cost of taxi from the airport to the Plaza de las Armas is $ 6. The bus company ArequipaBus the airport to different points of the city of Arequipa. The ticket cost is approximately $ 2.

There are car rental offices of the most recognized companies (Avis, among others.

At the same time banking facilities, ATMs, currency exchange, financial security, VIP lounge, public telephones and internet access Wi-Fi.
Food - restaurant, cafe and bar

Luggage : In case of loss or damage in whole or part of checked baggage, go to the counter of the airline in question or failing that the general information desk.

Other Services : fire service and first aid, information desks and tourism, among other services.
Facilities for the disabled - For passengers requiring special attention, it is recommended to coordinate in advance with your airline or travel.

Parking - The parking area is located opposite the terminal with a capacity of over 300 vehicles outdoors. There are places reserved for disabled people.

Airport hotel has not Arequipa within the enclosure, although being close to the town center, there are several hotels near the airport of Arequipa. In addition, some hotels offer shuttle service.

If you buy an Arequipa package tour with a travel agency they will includes the airport transfer service.

The city of Arequipa offer regular domestic flights and that it is a meeting point for visitors from various parts of the country and the world. Flights arrive daily from Lima, Cusco, Puno and other parts of Peru as mention below

Flights frequency: Daily flights arrive and depart from the Arequipa Airport.

The duration of the flight depends of the distance, it could be between 1:25 minutes and the flights with stopover in Lima could take around 3 hrs.

The airlines that flight to Arequipa are:

* LAN Airlines
This Airline has flights to Arequipa from: Lima, Cusco, Puno / flights with stopover in Lima from Iquitos, Chiclayo and Trujillo.

* TACA Airlines
This Airline has flights to Arequipa from: Lima, Cusco, Puno / flights with stopover in Lima from Iquitos, Chiclayo and Trujillo.

* Star Peru Airlines
This Airline has flights to Arequipa from: Lima, Cusco, Puno / flights with stopover in Lima from Iquitos.

* Peruvian Airlines
This Airline has flights to Arequipa from: Lima, Cusco and Tacna.

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