Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport - CUZ Cusco
Serving one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cusco, Peru, Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport is considered as one of the most important airports in the country. In 2016, it has served 3.21 million passengers. It is one of the first airports to use jetways. It is named after Alejandro Velasco Astete, the first pilot to cross the Andes from Lima to Cusco in 1925. He died in a plane crash later that year.
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For a year, American Airlines served Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in 1998. However, due to the limited facilities of the airport, the flights were discontinued. Another reason is the refusal of the national government to grant transportation rights to passengers from Lima to Cusco. Currently, seven (7) airlines are operating in the airport. These include Amaszonas, Avianca, LATAM Peru, Peruvian Airlines, Sky Airline, Star Peru, and Viva Air Peru. Operated by CORPAC SA, the airport has one, massive runway that is 11,155-foot long. It is this long because of its elevation. In 2017, President Kuczynski ordered the establishment of a new airport nearby, Chinchero International Airport. Expected to be completed by 2021, it is roughly 30 minutes away from CUZ-Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. This new airport is expected to serve six (6) million passengers annually once it is completed. A nearby city that is popular among tourists is Ollantaytambo.
What to Do & Area Attractions
Nearby airport hotels include the Agostos Cusco and the Fuente De Agua Cusco Hotel, both around just 4 km away. You can also book rooms and suites at the nearby Hotel Ferre Cusco, with just a 5-minute drive to and from the airport.
A nearby airport is the upcoming Chinchero International Airport.
On this page it is easy to search for Cusco, Peru airport hotels, we have listed hotels, airport motels,
resorts, inns in order of proximity, closest airport lodging options are listed first. Cusco, Peru (CUZ-Alejandro Velasco Astete Intl.) airport
area map also gives you guidance on the distance of these hotels from the CUZ airport.
Most of these CUZ
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 Cusco, 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 CUZ airport are Ollantaytambo Terraces, Llaqtapata, and Ollantaytambo Terraces.
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Weather Forecast for Cusco, Peru (CUZ-Alejandro Velasco Astete Intl.)
If you planning to travel to Cusco, Peru (CUZ-Alejandro Velasco Astete 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 10:14 AM.
The temperature feels like 54.3 with a humidity level of 56 so dress accordingly.
Cloud coverage is 86 percent with visibility at 13.4 percent.
Today’s UV index is 10, don’t forget the sunscreen if you need it!
Today’s winds are traveling east at a speed of 5 MPH. At the end of the day don’t miss the sunset at 11:05 PM.
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What are the most common amenities for Cusco, Peru CUZ airport hotels?
Airport hotels have useful amenities for frequent travelers like free CUZ 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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