Rodríguez Ballón International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Rodríguez Ballón, IATA: AQP, ICAO: SPQU) is an airport serving Arequipa, the capital of Arequipa Region and Peru’s second largest city. This airport and Cusco’s Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport are the main air hubs in southern Peru. It is named for early Peruvian aviator Alfredo Rodríguez Ballón
It is the main air gateway for tourists visiting the city of Arequipa, nearby ruins, and the Colca Canyon, the world’s second deepest canyon (only behind Cotahuasi Canyon, also in Arequipa). The airport’s passenger traffic has grown very rapidly since the airport was granted in concession as part of 6 airports in the southern part of Peru to Aeropuertos Andinos del Perú. As of the end of 2017 passenger traffic was 1,689,921 as reported by CORPAC Peru’s national airport corporation. The current terminal has already excedeed its planned capacity (around 1.5 million passengers) and it is expected that the airport will reach 2 million passengers on or before the year 2020.
The runway is paved its entire length, which includes a 440 metres (1,440 ft) displaced threshold on Runway 28. The airport is currently operated by the consortium “Aeropuertos Andinos”, who reshuffled and modernized the existing facilities. The installation of two boarding jetbridges and the expansion of the main hall, are among the work carried out by the consortium. The hall and the first jetbridge entered in operation on 20 September 2013.
• Default Jetways
• Project Mesh for Ground Textures
• PBR material for important Objects
• Custom Runway elevation profile
• 3d objects
• Two landmarks