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Rodríguez Ballón International Airport
IATA: AQP – ICAO: SPQU
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator CORPAC S.A
Location Arequipa
Elevation AMSL 8,405 ft / 2,562 m
Coordinates 16°20′27.86″S 71°34′59.1″W / 16.3410722°S 71.583083°W / -16.3410722; -71.583083Coordinates: 16°20′27.86″S 71°34′59.1″W / 16.3410722°S 71.583083°W / -16.3410722; -71.583083
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 9,712 2,960 Asphalt

Rodríguez Ballón International Airport (IATA: AQP, ICAO: SPQU), known as Aeropuerto Internacional Rodríguez Ballón in Spanish, is an airport serving Peru's second largest city, Arequipa. This airport and Cusco's Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport are the main air hubs in southern Peru. This air terminal was used by 593,038 passengers in 2009, as reported by CORPAC, Peru's national airport corporation, who currently manages this and other non-privatized airports around the country. Its runway is fully paved. In the past it has had international flights to destinations such as La Paz in Bolivia. It is the main gateway for tourists visiting the city of Arequipa, spectacular nearby ruins, and the Colca Canyon, the world's second deepest canyon (only behind Cotahuasi Canyon, also located in Arequipa.)

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
LAN Perú Cusco, Juliaca, Lima, Tacna
Peruvian Airlines Lima
Sky Airline Arica, Iquique, Santiago de Chile
Star Perú Cusco, Lima [begins 16 October]

Accidents and incidents

On 18 March 1983, Douglas C-47E FAP-356 of the Fuerza Aérea del Perú was damaged beyond repair in an accident at Arequipa Airport.



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General Info
Country Peru
ICAO ID SPQU
Time UTC-5
Latitude -16.341072
16° 20' 27.86" S
Longitude -71.583083
071° 34' 59.10" W
Elevation 8405 feet
2562 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 003° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MILITARY - CIVIL JOINT USE AIRPORT
Near City Arequipa
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
AREQUIPA TWR 118.7
GND 121.9
AREQUIPA APP 118.7


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
09/27 9777 x 148 feet
2980 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 039FBXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME EQU AREQUIPA 084X 113.7 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
CAUTION Mast 59 feet hi 1148 feet on final Rwy 09 417 feet rt of cntrln. Mast 39 feet hi1476 feet on final Rwy 27 377 feet rt of centerline.
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
LGT PAPI Rwy 27 GS 3.3 . PAPI Rwy 09 GS 2.2 .
OPR HOURS Opr 1100-0300Z OT OR.



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