Aeropuerto El Alto is the main airport of the Bolivian city of El Alto, located in the department of La Paz. It is the highest international airport in the world, located at an elevation of 4,061 metres (13,324 ft). It is a public airport operated by the government of Bolivia and is the country’s second busiest airport, after Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
The airport was first opened in 1934 and has since undergone a number of renovations and expansions. It now has two runways, one of which is just over 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) long, making it one of the longest runways in the world. The airport also features a modern passenger terminal, which can accommodate up to 800 passengers per hour.
The new airport was inaugurated in August 2015, replacing El Alto International Airport. It is the first airport in Bolivia to be built according to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. It has a single terminal building and two runways. The airport is equipped with the latest navigation and communication systems, including ILS (Instrument Landing System) and VOR/DME (Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment).
The airport has a variety of amenities, including a restaurant and bar, duty-free shopping, and car rental services. There are also several hotels located nearby, in case travelers need to stay overnight.
Due to its high elevation, Aeropuerto El Alto is prone to strong winds, which can result in flight delays or cancellations. It is important to check with the airline prior to departure to ensure that flights are running on time.
Domestic and international flights to and from destinations in South America and Europe
The airport handles both domestic and international flights to and from destinations in South America and Europe. It is served by several major airlines, including American Airlines, KLM, Aeromexico and Aerolineas Argentinas. It also serves as a hub for Boliviana de Aviación, the national airline of Bolivia.
Aeropuerto El Alto is an important hub for the Bolivian economy. It serves as a gateway to the city and the surrounding area, providing access to the many attractions and activities in El Alto and the surrounding region. The airport also serves as a gateway to the rest of Bolivia and South America, making it an important hub for tourism.
The airport is also an important hub for cargo. Many of the goods produced in Uyuni and the surrounding areas are transported to other parts of Bolivia, as well as to other parts of South America, via Aeropuerto El Alto.
Aeroporto El Alto has been praised for its modern facilities and efficient services
The airport has been praised for its modern facilities and efficient services. It is considered to be one of the best airports in South America and is a popular choice for both business and leisure travelers
Aeropuerto El Alto offers both commercial and cargo services. The airport consists of two terminals – the international terminal and the domestic terminal. The international terminal is the larger of the two and has twenty-one gates, while the domestic terminal has five gates. The international terminal handles flights to and from international destinations while the domestic terminal handles flights to and from domestic destinations.
The airport is well-equipped with modern amenities and services to provide a comfortable and convenient experience for passengers. It has a range of restaurants, bars, and shops as well as an ATM, currency exchange, and car rental services. Additionally, there are a number of other services such as VIP lounges, duty-free shops, and internet access.