Carmelo International Airport inaugurated
The airport has been highly modernised and seen renovation of aeronautical infrastructure, as well as the construction of a new terminal, in phase one of works by Aeropuertos Uruguay.
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Aeropuertos Uruguay is celebrating the inauguration of the new Carmelo International Airport.
The airport manager has carried out modernisation works to the airport including the renovation of the aeronautical infrastructure and the construction of a new air terminal developed by Estudio Gómez Platero, investing $10.5 million in the first phase of works.
The new 770sqm terminal, equipped with modern technology and passenger comforts to receive national and international flights, as well as a duty free shop and a Narbona gastronomic space.
The renovation of the infrastructure included paving and extending the main runway 17-35 of 1,190m, the construction of taxiways and a 6,000sqm platform, and detachments for the National Air Police and the National Fire Department.
A state-of-the-art LED technology runway lighting system was installed for comprehensive beaconing, as well as state-of-the-art baggage scanner and communication equipment, and a new automatic weather station. In this way, the new Carmelo International Airport complies with the highest international standards of operational safety and service.
“At Corporación América Airports we have been committed to Uruguay for almost 20 years and this milestone reaffirms the promise we made from day one to contribute to the development of our country. We are proud of our great team, which is the key for all this to happen,” commented Diego Arrosa, CEO of Aeropuertos Uruguay.
The company has also announced that the second phase of works, scheduled for 2023, will include the construction of a parking lot, a new access road to the air terminal, as well as the development of hangar infrastructure for general aviation, with the aim of promoting the proposal and attract regional public to the area.
In addition to Carmelo International Airport, Aeropuertos Uruguay, which is part of the Corporación América Airports group, manages the airports of Carrasco, Punta del Este, Rivera, Salto, Durazno, Melo and Paysandú.