Cuzco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
Photo collections from 2 visits in 2003 and 2013
Cuzco, a principal tourist attraction in Latin America, receives various domestic flights as well as some international flights. Its runways are completely paved. Currently, it operates at limited capacity due to its precarious location near the city's center. All the landings are on Runway 28 while all takeoffs are on Runway 10 to avoid mountain terrain nearby. The long length of the runway (11,146 ft / 3,397 m) is mainly due of the elevation of the airport. The thin air causes aircraft to use more runway length and climb-outs are much shallow than at lower airports. Cuzco provides many great opportunities for spotting along the runway.
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