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Inside Carmelo’s new international airport

Carmelo International Airport has kick-started modernisation works at the new air terminal, to help enhance air connectivity and promote development in Uruguay.




Carmelo International Airport (SUCM) in Uruguay, has begun modernisation works at the new air terminal. The airport is the first of the country’s National System of International Airports that Aeropuertos Uruguay will renovate.

With the key aim to enhance air connectivity and development in the country, Aeropuertos Uruguay plans to further invest over $45 million in refurbishment works, operating and maintenance costs at the Carmelo air terminal during the term of their operating licence.

The new air terminal with be fully equipped facilities to operate international flights:

  • Paving of the 1080m main runway
  • Construction of new taxiways and tarmac
  • Installation of LED lighting on runways, taxiways, and tarmac
  • And, the construction of a new perimeter fence.

The renovation project is expected to be completed by the end of the year (2022).

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