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Cusco Airport Information; Arrivals and Departures

Cusco airport, called "Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport" (IATA Code: CUZ, ICAO Code: SPZO), is indeed an international airport although there is only one destiny from over the border; to and from La Paz (Bolvia). But the international accessibility is good because of the excellent connections with Lima, as most of the departures and arrivals are from the capital. Due to the wind conditions and the precarious location near the city's center, the airport has to operate especially in the morning and at a limited capacity. There is a risk of cancelled flights during the rainy season.

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If you can't afford to miss your international flight from Lima, it is recommendable to leave one day earlier from Cusco. Despite these limitations, the airport has consistently ranked as Peru's second most important air terminal. Because of the increasing number of tourists and flights and these limitations, there now is a plan to construct a new airport near Chinchero, between Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
but till then, the only 5 gates and a few off the main terminal, this rather small airport sees thousands of tourists a day, but still has a good amount of facilities. There are a few restaurants before and after security and some shops too. Massage facilities and communication services are also available. There are a few ATMs in the check-in Area. If you have time, look across the parking lot for last-minute shopping. Airport taxes as of June 2011 have been included in all national tickets. The rate for a taxi from the airport to the Plaza de Armas is around 10 soles, not 30 or more as the 'official' airport taxis may try to charge you. As a tourist, it's best to use the unofficial cabs outside and expect to pay around 10-15 soles without much trouble. When you step out of the terminal, just walk along the sidewalk to the street. You will see it is very close. Daily flights are to and from Lima, Juliaca, Puerto Maldonado, and one or two times a week to and from La Paz. Small planes and private flights leave here also, for example to the jungle of Peru. The increasing number of flights make it more attractive to book a flight directly to Cusco and use Lima airport only for the connecting flight to Cusco. Lately they are talking about increasing the number of flights during the night, which would make it unnecessary to book an overnight in Lima. Booking your international flight directly to Cusco, might make your journey to Cusco cheaper, as some airlines offer the ticket to Cusco for almost the same price as a ticket to Lima only. When buying locally the ticket Lima- Cusco- Lima, you likely will pay some $300 or more.
Important data for the airport:
Address: Velasco Astete s/n, Cusco, Peru
Elevation: 3,310 meter (10,860 feet) Above Sea Level
Phone: +51 84 222611 Elevation: 10,860' (3,310 m)
Latitude / Longitude: -13.5362997055/ -71.9377975464
Time Zone: -5:00 hours from UTC/GMT

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