Rodríguez Ballón International Airport

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Rodríguez Ballón International Airport


AQP is located in Peru
Location of airport in Peru
Airport type Public
Operator CORPAC
Serves Arequipa
Location Cerro Colorado District, Arequipa
Elevation AMSL 8,405 ft / 2,562 m
Coordinates 16°20′27.86″S 71°34′59.1″W / 16.3410722°S 71.583083°W / -16.3410722; -71.583083Coordinates: 16°20′27.86″S 71°34′59.1″W / 16.3410722°S 71.583083°W / -16.3410722; -71.583083
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 9,712 2,960 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 1,351,182[1]

Rodríguez Ballón International Airport (IATA: AQPICAO: SPQU), known as Aeropuerto Internacional Rodríguez Ballón in Spanish, is an airport serving Peru's second largest city, Arequipa. This airport and Cusco's Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport are the main air hubs in southern Peru. This air terminal was used by 593,038 passengers in 2009, during 2010 the airport served 929,698 passengers, during 2011 the airport served 1'025,457 passenger and during 2013 served a record of 1'286,632 passengers as reported by CORPAC, Peru's national airport corporation.

Its runway is fully paved. It is the main air gateway for tourists visiting the city of Arequipa, nearby ruins, and the Colca Canyon, the world's second deepest canyon (only behind Cotahuasi Canyon, also located in Arequipa.).

The airport is currently operated by the consortium "Aeropuertos Andinos", who reshuffled and modernized the existing facilities. The installation of two boarding jetbridges and the expansion of the main hall, are among the work carried out by the consortium. The hall and the first jetbridge entered in operation on 20 September 2013.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avianca Perú Cuzco, Lima
LATAM Perú Cuzco, Juliaca, Lima
Peruvian Airlines Lima, Tacna
LC Peru Lima

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 18 March 1983, Douglas C-47E FAP-356 of the Fuerza Aérea del Perú was damaged beyond repair in an accident at Arequipa Airport.[3]


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