Foundation stone ceremony of Santiago airport’s future international terminal
Construction work begins on Santiago airport's new international terminal: the foundation stone ceremony has been held on September 12th, in the presence of Chile's Minister of Public Works, Alberto Undurraga.
The modernization, improvement and expansion of the Santiago airport will cover a total area of 294.000 m2, 175.000 of which will be part of the new passenger international terminal and the expansion from 110.000 and 119.000 m2 of the current terminal.
“We are very happy to begin work on this great airport, which is being built thanks to a 700-million-dollar investment and will receive 30 million passengers by the year 2020. To fulfill our goal of making Santiago Airport the best one in South America, we need a new international terminal,” said the Minister of Public Works, Alberto Undurraga, after leading the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of new terminal.
The new airport will have 67 boarding gates, 70 new self-check-in kiosks, 23 elevators, 19 escalators and 67 moving walkways to allow easier access for people with restricted mobility. Furthermore, the airport’s parking capacity will be increased from 3.785 to 7.167 vehicles. Construction on the airport began on November 2016, and it has included a series of other ongoing works, in addition to the construction of the new international terminal.
In 2016, Santiago airport welcomed more than 19 million passengers. At the end of expansion construction works made by VINCI Construction Grands Projets (50% of conception-construction group) and Astaldi (50%), the airport capacity will be increased to 30 million passengers.
Since October 1st 2015, Nuevo Pudahuel consortium made up of VINCI Airports, Aéroports de Paris (ADP) and Astaldi is operating the platform.