Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, Peru, has officially opened a new runway and air traffic control tower.

The event was marked by the departure of the first commercial flight, said the airport’s operator, Fraport. Lima is the first airport in Peru to have two runways. The new runway and tower will be commissioned in phases and are to be fully operational by the time the new passenger terminal is completed in 2025.

Fraport CEO Stefan Schulte said: “We’ve once again proven that we can deliver complex infrastructure projects on a narrow time frame. One thing is clear for us: even during these challenging times, we remain committed to our investment in Peru.”

Fraport subsidiary Lima Airport Partners (LAP) has operated the airport in Peru’s capital city since 2001. LIM served about 18.6 million passengers in 2022. After Frankfurt and Antalya, Lima is the third-busiest airport in the Fraport Group by aircraft movements.

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