SANTIAGO – Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, the main airport in Chile, has been nominated for the Outstanding Achievement award.
The Global Aerospace, Aviation, Defense and Space Outstanding Achievement award gives recognition to air terminals that have had a positive impact on the industry, through actions that have inspired to their peers, so that they design and implement new services to boost the growth of their city or country.
It will be on September 8, 2018 in Miami, United States, when the award ceremony of the The Global Aerospace, Aviation, Defense and Space Outstanding Achievement” will take place, where the Santiago airport will compete with those of Dallas/Fort Worth International (USA), El Dorado (Colombia), Barcelona-El Prat (Spain), and Dubai (UAE), among others.
Since the beginning of operations of the Nuevo Pudahuel dealership in October 2015, six airlines have arrived and Emirates will become the seventh, starting its flights on July 5 of this year with the Dubai-Santiago route.
In addition, 22 new routes have been established and air tickets have fallen by 30%, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). In the same vein, services have been implemented at no cost to passengers such as yoga, WiFi, downloading digital books, support for people with reduced mobility, transfer of heavy luggage, simulators of parking fees, recycling systems, application for mobile phones, measurement of carbon footprint and others.
On the other hand, the concessionaire is building the new international terminal for the year 2020, which will have more than 200 thousand square meters, 5,815 parking lots and will increase the boarding bridges from 18 to 67. With this, the airport is expected to receive up to 30 million passengers per year, which could increase to 45 million.