Velazco Astete, Cusco Airport is located in the region and province of Cusco, in District of Wanchac, San Sebastian to 3.7 km. and, it is only at 15 minutes to the main square of the city of Cusco.
The Cusco Airport began its operations in December 1964, situated in the city of Cuzco, which is the city with major tourist attraction. It receives flights from several parts of Peru and some International flights. The airport operates on a limited schedule of flights due to its dangerous location being in the middle of the city. It is the second most commonly used air terminal in Peru, after the International Airport Jorge Chavez in Lima. The airport is the main gateway of the city of Cuzco and is an obligatory step to reach the ruins of Machu Picchu. This airport is the largest air flow in the south. Cusco airport is equipped with all comforts to respond effectively to the many tourists who visit the city. It was the first of the country in which boarding bridges or sleeves were installed. The runway is paved with a length of 3400 meters.
Its name is in honor of the Peruvian pilot Alejandro Velasco Astete, who was the first person to fly across the Andes in 1925. That same year, in a flight demonstration in the city of Puno, he lost control of his plane and in order to avoid crashing into spectators, lost altitude and died.
The airport count with only 5 gates and a few off the main terminal, this airport is fairly small but because it sees thousands of tourists a day, it has a good amount of facilities.
The airport count with public telephones and ATMs.
Food – restaurant, cafe and bar
Shopping – souvenirs, media, snuff and drinks
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 – Information desks and hotel reservations, among other services.
Facilities for the disabled – ramps and visual information system for hard of hearing. For passengers requiring special attention, it is recommended to coordinate in advance with your airline or travel.
Parking – The parking lot is located opposite the terminal, with an approximate capacity of 300 vehicles in an enclosed area outside.
Hotels – Within the enclosure there are no hotels. But anyway all the Cusco hotels are not too far from the airport, it’s between 15-20 minutes.
Hours of Operation: 06:00 am to 18:00 pm
Airport name: Cuzco Airport, Velazco Astete, or Cuzco Velazco Astete Airport
geographical location: 13° 32′ 8″ South, 71° 56′ 19″ West
IATA code: CUZ
ICAO code: SPZO
Tel: +51 (0)84 22-2611 | +51 (0)84 22-2601
Airlines & Destinations
From Cusco’s airport there are several daily flights from / to Lima (approximate flight time, 55 minutes). There are also flights from / to Arequipa, Juliaca (Puno – Lake Titicaca area), and Puerto Maldonado (Tambopata). Also flights Cusco – La Paz, Bolivia.
Lan Peru: 08 daily flights
Southern Air (International): 01 flights weekly (Thursday)
Taca Peru: 01 daily flight
Star Peru: 03 daily flights
Individuals: 08 daily flights
Connections abroad are not very common. Currently it is performed by Lloyd Aero Boliviano, flights to La Paz (Bolivia), every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 09:00 am.
Velazco Astete, Cusco Airport