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News update

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.

Foundation stone laid for new international terminal at Santiago Airport
Foundation stone laid for new international terminal at Santiago Airport

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.

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