Chinchero International Airport

Chinchero International Airport is an under construction[1] airport in the town of Chinchero District, Cusco Region, Perú.[2] It is planned to replace Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport.[3] Its altitude will be 3720 metres (12,205 feet) above sea level.

The airport project is opposed by archaeologists and local activists due to its potential to destroy historic landmarks and bring additional tourist traffic that would harm Machu Picchu.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Peru President leads Chinchero Airport's First Stone Laying Ceremony". www.andina.com.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  2. ^ "Aeropuerto Internacional de Chinchero – Cusco". Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones - Perú.
  3. ^ "MTC estima inversión de US$ 500 millones en aeropuerto de Chinchero". Andina.
  4. ^ Collyns, Dan (14 May 2019). "'It would destroy it': new international airport for Machu Picchu sparks outrage". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 May 2019.

Coordinates: 13°23′22″S 72°04′19″W / 13.389583°S 72.072024°W / -13.389583; -72.072024