Santiago International terminal at Santiago de Chile airport (DR Nuevo Pudahuel)

The most modern international hub in South America

” is how the new terminal inaugurated on February 26 in Santiago de Chile is described, according to ADP management. The French group was in charge of this vast project – its cost is the highest in the history of infrastructure concessions in Chile (860 million euros) – alongside Vinci Airports and Astaldi Concessioni. Built in less than five years, this new 248,400 square meter facility gives a new dimension to Chile’s gateway. While the airport was handling 24.6 million passengers before the health crisis, by 2019 its annual capacity will reach 38 million. The

“historic” terminal, which will now be dedicated to domestic traffic, has been extended.

Arturo Merino Benítez Jetee C of the international terminal of Santiago de Chile airport (DR Nuevo Pudahuel)

More passengers, but also the promise of a smoother travel experience thanks to 96 automatic check-in kiosks, 64 baggage drop-off counters and 40% more counters for border controls. The number of passenger bridges has increased from 18 to 67 and the number of gates from 31 to 76.

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addition, various sustainable initiatives have been integrated into the airport’s design. For example, the 10,336 LED lights should reduce energy consumption for lighting by 70%.

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coming months, a photovoltaic plant will be installed on the roof of Terminal 1

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a new entry point to the country that meets the highest international standards

We are providing Chile with a new gateway to the country that meets the highest international standards, further enhancing the attractiveness of Santiago airport, helping to strengthen Chile’s connectivity with the world and fulfilling its potential as a center for business, tourism and innovation in Latin America,” says Xavier Lortat-Jacob, managing director of the Nuevo Pudahuel consortium.