The passenger terminal of Pichoy Airport will be expanded. The airport, the second busiest in the country, serves the southern city Valdivia in Los Ríos region. The USD 10-million project will increase the size of the passenger terminal to 4,652 square meters (50,000 square feet), add two new boarding bridges and 23 new aircraft stands. The work is part of a USD 1.4 billion plan to expand 11 airports and aerodromes in the country.

 Chile’s Public Works Ministry (MOP) launched a separate tender to draft a second expansion project at the airport that would be awarded as a concession. The second expansion would bring the airport’s capacity to over 600,000 passengers per year. #1138.13