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Experiences With Cuzco Airport  
User currently offlinelax888 From Singapore, joined Oct 2010, 279 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Hi there,

I saw that for Cuzco airport there are only flights departing during daylight hours. Is the airport not equipped to handle departures during the night?

Also does someone have information on how reliable flights are during February? I read that delays are common and was wondering if they are because of the heavy rain or what the reason for the delays usually are.

I am booked on a 13.15 departure and was wondering if for example the flight is delayed past 3pm (when the last flight is scheduled to depart for Lima) if the flight can still depart or if it will be cancelled.

Also can someone share travel experiences with the airport?

Also does someone know if they can do through check-in from Taca to United? It is all booked under one ticket but the connection is around 10 hours between flights.

Thanks a lot.
LAX888

[Edited 2013-06-26 03:10:58]

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User currently offlineFallap From Denmark, joined Jan 2009, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

I've flown in/out of Cuzco in march this year a few times with Peruvian Airlines, LAN and Star Peru.

It's a small but relative effective airport.

We didn't encounter any serious delays and planes departed at schedule. I had the same fear of cancellations due to the infamously fog of Cuzco, before embarkning on my recent trip to Mexico and Peru.

But everything went like a breeze. But just to be safe, don't book the last departing flight of the day.


User currently offlinesrqkef From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Hi Lax888!

I flew to/from CUZ last year (also on Taca) and thought it was a nice little airport.

The reason for the airport's closing at 3pm every dag is high winds in the valley in the late afternoon.

Also, the approach is awesome - a smaller version of Kai Tak!  

Regards
Sveinn



Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7188 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

I had four flights to/from CUZ last feb. Not a problem on all three airlines I flew. I took the last TA flight out and it went fine. I had an early connection the following morning which I needed to catch in order to connect with my following 6 flights home.

User currently offlinelax888 From Singapore, joined Oct 2010, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Quoting Fallap (Reply 1):
We didn't encounter any serious delays and planes departed at schedule. I had the same fear of cancellations due to the infamously fog of Cuzco, before embarkning on my recent trip to Mexico and Peru.

Ok thanks. Hope I will be as lucky as well. But since it is all ticketed under one ticket they should rebook us back to Singapore from there if anything goes wrong and we cannot get out the same day anymore.

Thanks to you all for your help.


User currently offlinewroord From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 956 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

I took LAN Peru as they seem to be more on schedule. I agree the approach is fun - have your camera ready.

User currently offlineFallap From Denmark, joined Jan 2009, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTG9zoisg4k

Here is a video I took upon landing  


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

I flew into Cuzco on a Lloyd Aero Boliviano from La Paz in 1990. While studying at IPA (Instituto Pastorla Andina) I watched planes land and take off. The airport is in a valley. I recall watching Faucett Airlines at that time.

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