Rodriguez Ballon International Airport - AQP Peru
The Rodriguez Ballon International Airport is one of the main commercial airlines located in Arequipa, Peru. Its airport code is AQP for Arequipa, the second largest and most populated city in Peru, along with being its legal capital. The airport derives its name from the noted Peruvian pilot Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon. It is currently under the operations of the Peruvian Corporation of Commercial Airports and Aviation, Inc.
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The Rodriguez Ballon International Airport was opened to the public in 1979 and was designed to hold 500,000 passengers a year. Over the years, the amount of passengers flooding into terminal yearly grew exponentially, prompting the need for major expansions. In 2013, the airport terminal area, departure gates, taxiways, and overall facilities were remodeled to account for passenger congestion. By 2020, yearly passenger flux is expected to rise to as much as 2,000,000 passengers. The airport houses six airlines: JetSmart, Sky Airline, Viva Air Peru, Latam Peru, and Peruvian Airlines. It lies approximately 8 kilometers from the main Arequipa district. Some of the most popular destinations for tourists after arriving in Rodriguez Ballon International Airport include Arequipa, Los Blancos, and the Colca Canyon.
What to Do & Area Attractions
The two closest hotels to the Rodriguez Ballon International Airport are Qori and Hostal El Mirador. The next nearest hotel is the highly recommended Mint Hotel, known for its comfortable, homey amenities. The rest of the Arequipa hotels are located at Cayma District.
The Rodriguez Ballon International Airport and the Alejandro Velasco Asete International Airport are two of the main airports in the south of Peru.
On this page it is easy to search for Arequipa, Peru airport hotels, we have listed hotels, airport motels,
resorts, inns in order of proximity, closest airport lodging options are listed first. Arequipa, Peru (AQP-Rodriguez Ballon Intl.) airport
area map also gives you guidance on the distance of these hotels from the AQP airport.
Most of these AQP
hotels are designed to serve frequent travelers. If you are on business trip or family vacation or if your flight is delayed
and you need an overnight stay near the airport. Some of these Arequipa, Peru
motels have passenger pick up or free airport shuttle service which you can take advantage of.
Some of the main attractions in the area around the AQP airport are Mario Vargas Llosa Palace, Arequipa Cathedral, and El Misti.
Map of Arequipa, Peru Hotels
View all Arequipa, Peru (AQP-Rodriguez Ballon Intl.) hotels, motels, lodging and attractions on Arequipa, Peru (AQP-Rodriguez Ballon Intl.) location map.
Weather Forecast for Arequipa, Peru (AQP-Rodriguez Ballon Intl.)
If you planning to travel to Arequipa, Peru (AQP-Rodriguez Ballon Intl.), here is your 6-day travel weather forecast to make sure you have all the essentials needed during your stay.
Start your day when the sunrises at 10:03 AM.
The temperature feels like 47.5 with a humidity level of 66 so dress accordingly.
Cloud coverage is 85 percent with visibility at 13.3 percent.
Today’s UV index is 6, don’t forget the sunscreen if you need it!
Today’s winds are traveling southwest at a speed of 7 MPH. At the end of the day don’t miss the sunset at 11:12 PM.
Fahrenheit / Celsius
Light shower rain
Light shower rain
What are the most common amenities for Arequipa, Peru AQP airport hotels?
Airport hotels have useful amenities for frequent travelers like free AQP airport shuttle service, 24 hour in-room dinning,
late check-in and check-out and free breakfast. For business traveler amenities like
free wifi and meeting rooms are helpful. Most common amenities are Vending Machines, Complimentary Breakfast
and Complimentary Breakfast.
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