|Quoting STT757 (Thread starter):|
It should make travel to Machu Picchu much easier, hopefully allow a direct connection to PTY, MIA, IAH etc..
|Quoting StevenG (Reply 3):|
I know operations at the current airport are limited due to weather conditions and its location in an valley (which makes up for some spectacular views upon landing!), but what would bring a new airport when it comes to longer distance flights? Similar kind of limitations?
|Quoting aviateur (Reply 7):|
I have a feeling this is yet another example of a developing country wasting hundreds of millions of dollars that could be better spent providing basic services -- sanitation, clean drinking water -- to its citizens.
|Quoting OB1504 (Reply 8):|
The additional income from increased passenger traffic at the new CUZ airport and greater tourism throughout the area could be used to fund the basic services you cite. It's an investment.
|Quoting aviateur (Reply 7):|
The existing Cuzco airport is fine.
|Quoting traindoc (Reply 6):|
the journey to Machu Picchu will not change as Cuzco is about 80 miles away.
|Quoting traindoc (Reply 15):|
The Inca trail is only 24 miles and you start hiking much closer to Macchu Piccu . I am talking about replicating the hike from Cuzco to Macchu Piccu which is how the Inca royalty got there. There is an article on the New York Times website which details this hike and the incredible ruins which can only be reached on foot.
|Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 19):|
The new airport will be higher at around 3,700m ASL, so I presume we can expect a 4,000m runway similar to La Paz. Even so, I'm not sure if direct flights to Europe would be possible.
|Quoting gsoflyer (Reply 18):|
No way Peru will allow another airport to have long range international flights outside of Lima.
|Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 21):|
Why? IIRC AA has 757 CUZ-JFK rights but operationally have to stop in LIM. I'd love to see CUZ-North America flights.
|Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 20):|
Even LPB is not capable to sustain non-stop flights fully packed to Europe.
The non-stop scheduled services linking Bolivia and Spain were attended out of VVI instead.
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