Rodríguez Ballón International Airport

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Rodríguez Ballón International Airport
Airport type Public
Operator CORPAC
Serves Arequipa
Elevation AMSL 8,400 ft / 2,560 m
Coordinates 16°20′25″S 71°34′00″W / 16.34028°S 71.56667°W / -16.34028; -71.56667Coordinates: 16°20′25″S 71°34′00″W / 16.34028°S 71.56667°W / -16.34028; -71.56667
AQP is located in Peru
Location of the airport in Peru
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,960 9,711 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 1,351,182[1]
Sources: GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Rodríguez Ballón International Airport (IATA: AQPICAO: SPQU), known as Aeropuerto Internacional Rodríguez Ballón in Spanish, is an airport serving Arequipa, the capital of Arequipa Region and Peru's second largest city. This airport and Cusco's Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport are the main air hubs in southern Peru.

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 in Arequipa). The 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 passengers and during 2013 served a record of 1,286,632 passengers as reported by CORPAC, Peru's national airport corporation.[1]

The runway is paved its entire length, which includes a 440 metres (1,440 ft) displaced threshold on Runway 28. There is high terrain (volcanoes) north and east of the airport. The Arequipa VOR-DME (Ident: EQU) is located 0.72 nautical miles (1.33 km) west of the Runway 10 threshold.[4]

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.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avianca Perú Cuzco, Lima
LATAM Perú Cuzco, Juliaca, Lima
Peruvian Airlines Lima, Tacna
LC Peru Lima
Viva Air Perú Cuzco,[6] Lima, Tacna [7]

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.[8]

Passenger Traffic Information[edit]

Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Passenger Traffic 1'634,090 1'492,423 1'351,182 1'282,504 1'148,438 1'025,476 939,397
YoY% Growth 9.5% 10.45% 5.35% 11.67% 11.99% 9.16% N/A

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