Cusco airport (CUZ)

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Cusco airport (CUZ)

Teniente Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, opened on December, 1964, is the second busiest in Peru. It operates with national destinations and international flights to Bolivia, Chile and Colombia. Because of the danger posed by its urban setting, it is expected to be replaced by the new Chinchero Airport, situated on the outskirts of Cusco.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Airlines: Amaszonas, Avianca, LATAM, LC Perú, Peruvian Airlines, Star Perú, Viva Air Perú.
Annual passenger traffic: 3.4 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +51 84 222 611. There is an information counter at the back of the main hall.


The airport is located within the historical centre of the city of Cusco.

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Car rental desks from Europcar (Tel +51 84 269 672 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Saturdays from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm) and Hertz (Tel +51 984 620 510 - weekdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm) are available inside the terminal.


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The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureau and charging stations. The Kuntur VIP Lounge is open from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm and is situated on the first floor, next to the boarding gates; it provides air conditioning, newspapers and magazines, telephones, Wi-Fi, TV, refreshments, drinks (access with Priority Pass or Diners Club membership or through online booking).

Food and Drinks- There are snack bars and a restaurant on the second floor, and coffee shops on both levels.
Shopping- Duty-free stores in the landside area, souvenirs, newsagents, tobacconists, books, clothing, jewellery.
Baggage- Lost or damaged luggage should be accounted for at the offices of the appropriate airline.
Other Services- First aid room, massage chairs.


Bus - There are minibuses that connect the airport with several destinations inside the city and run until 10:00 pm. From the Terminal Terrestre (bus terminal), located in downtown Cusco, depart numerous private services to several cities in Peru and Bolivia.

Train - Near the enclosure there is a train station that links Cusco with Machu Picchu and Puno.

Taxi - Vehicles available outside the Arrivals Hall. It is advised to agree on a fare with the driver before boarding. Journey time to the city centre is around 10 minutes.


There are no accommodations inside the enclosure, but several hotels can be found in the vicinity. Hotel Agustos Cusco (Tel +51 84 222 712), Hotel Sonnenthal Cusco (Tel +51 84 222 317), Hostal Encantos II (Tel +51 974 710 644), Hospedaje Sol Naciente (Tel +51 84 253 794), Kantu Hospedaje (Tel +51 84 243 079), Casa Hospedaje Pekas (Tel +51 84 247 790), Hospedaje Aeropuerto (Tel +51 84 218 494), Julia's Hotel Cusco (Tel +51 983 119 425), Hospedaje Qori Alba (Tel +51 989 706 433), Intillaqta Cusco (Tel +51 941 408 158).


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In front of the terminal there is a fenced and uncovered parking area.


Facilities include access ramps and visual information systems for the hearing-impaired. Inform your airline about your particular needs at the moment of your booking.