In 2015, Santiago Airport received over 17 million passengers. In 2020 we will be able to welcome over 30 million passengers.
Duty Free zones will grow from 2,370 m2 to 3,684 m2. Car park areas will expand from 3,800 spaces to 6,300.
The new Terminal 2 will boost over 175.000 square meters and will handle all international flights.
State-of-the-art technology to expedite the check in process (both in person and remotely) and automated luggage screening procedures to achieve lower waiting times and a safer operation.
Terminal 1, which features over 90.000 square meters, in 2020 will become exclusively for domestic flights.
Retail space will grow from 8,212 m2 to 22,615 m2. VIP areas, as well as being centrally located to ensure that boarding is more convenient, will increase from 2,904 m2 to 6,999 m2.
A new terminal for Santiago airport AMB
AMB airport is the seventh busiest airport in South America in terms of passenger numbers: 17.2 million people in 2015, which accounts for 60% of air traffic in the Chilean airspace. At the current growing rate, the airport’s one and only terminal will not be sufficient to sustain further development of the country’s main gateway. The core objective of the concession consists of doubling the actual terminal capacity within four years: in 2020, the airport will be able to welcome over 30 million passengers.
Nuevo Pudahuel believes that growth shall go along with civic strategy. Airports are in many cases the country’s first impression for foreign visitors and a matter of pride for departing locals. A terminal has to reflect the cultural values of the land where it has been built, being kind to the environment and work towards being inclusive of the local communities, and offering a comfortable and safe experience with seamless services to every user: Nuevo Pudahuel believes that airports are civic centres and it is upon this foundation that a new AMB can be created.
Following the renovation of the current building “Terminal 1” – which will be dedicated for domestic flights once construction of the new terminal is finished – and in the soon to be built “Terminal 2”, which will offer over 175,000 m2, we will implement the latest technology to expedite the check in process (both in person and remotely) and automated luggage screening procedures to achieve lower waiting times and a safer operation. The number of contact stands with direct access to the aircraft through boarding bridges will increase from the current eighteen available to sixty-seven by the end of the construction process. Regarding cutting edge technologies, Nuevo Pudahuel is fully committed to digitalize the airport, and one of the first measures will be to introduce access to free WiFi during the second quarter 2016.
Faster and simplified processes mean that passengers will be able to enjoy their airport experience in the new facilities. Retail space will grow from 8,200 m2 to 22,600 m2; business and airlines lounges areas, in addition to being centrally located to ensure that boarding is more convenient, will increase from 3,000 m2 to 7,000 m2. Duty Free areas will grow from 2,400 m2 today to 3,700 m2 in the new international terminal. Additionally, car park areas will expand from 3,730 spaces to almost 5,800.