Foundation stone laid for new international terminal at Santiago Airport
20 September 2017 - Projects update and handover - Chile
The foundation stone for the new international terminal at Santiago Airport was laid on 12 September 2017 – marking the official start of the works – in the presence of Alberto Undurraga, the Chilean Minister of Public Works.
Nuevo Pudahuel, the consortium composed of VINCI Airports, ADP and Astaldi, has held the 20-year concession for the airport since 1 October 2015. As well as the operation of the airport, this concession includes a renovation-extension programme aimed at doubling its capacity to an annual 32 million passengers by 2020.
This project – the largest complex of buildings ever created by VINCI outside France – is being implemented by a construction joint venture composed of VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Astaldi.
The modernisation, improvement and extension of Santiago Airport will involve a total surface area of 294,000 sq. metres, of which 175,000 just for the new international terminal, which will include 67 departure gates, 70 new self-service check-in kiosks and 23 lifts, 19 escalators and 67 moving walkways to facilitate access for people with limited mobility.
Parking capacity at the airport, meanwhile, will be almost doubled.