Padre Aldamiz International Airport

Padre Aldamiz International Airport (IATA: PEM, ICAO: SPTU), also known as Puerto Maldonado International Airport, is an airport serving the city of Puerto Maldonado in the Madre de Dios Region of Peru. The airport oversees a small number of domestic (national) commercial flights.

Padre Aldamiz International Airport

Puerto Maldonado International Airport
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Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorCORPAC S.A.
LocationPuerto Maldonado
Elevation AMSL659 ft / 201 m
Coordinates12°36′49″S 69°13′43″W / 12.61361°S 69.22861°W / -12.61361; -69.22861Coordinates: 12°36′49″S 69°13′43″W / 12.61361°S 69.22861°W / -12.61361; -69.22861
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PEM is located in Peru
PEM
PEM
Location of the airport in Peru
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,510 11,516 Concrete
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

The Puerto Maldonado VOR-DME (Ident: PDO) is located on the field.[3][4]

Padre Aldamiz International Airport is near some of Peru's noted ecological areas, such as the national jungle reserve of Tambopata-Candamo. Like many airports around the world, Padre Aldamiz International Airport benefits mostly from one type of traveler, in this case ecology tourists. Western doctors often warn that airport authorities require travelers to carry documentation informing about yellow fever vaccination because of its rainforest location.

The airport was served by Peru's national airline, AeroPerú. AeroPerú ceased operations in 1999, and, subsequently, other airlines have entered the Lima to Puerto Maldonado air route. Nuevo Continente made an attempt in 2004, but that airline suspended operations amid allegations of drug trafficking by their owners. It was served by LAN Perú and TACA Perú, those airlines continue serving the airport as LATAM Peru and Avianca Peru, respectively.

The Peruvian Air Force flies Boeing 707 jets to Padre Aldamiz International Airport, to carry civilian cargo operations. The airport can handle landings by different types of jets. For example, LATAM Perú and Avianca Perú use Airbus A320 family aircraft.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Star Perú Cusco, Lima
LATAM Perú Cusco, Lima

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