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“Not made to handle the number of tourists it gets daily!”

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
Ranked #21 of 26 Transportation in Cusco
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We flew into Cusco airport and it was great with no issues. Flying out of here, the departure area is way too small and disorganized to handle the number of tourists. There is No free Wi-Fi in this airport which is ridiculous! We were in line for 75 minutes before getting to the counter. This was after we had already checked in on-line! I recommend leaving ample time for connecting flights!!

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We flew in an out of Cusco. Flying in was fine. Flying out was a nightmare. We went to the airline counter to check out bags and there was a mob of angry people because a flight was cancelled. The airline managed to get these people into a separate line, so we waited in the normal line. Locals kept cutting in front of us in line despite us telling them we were waiting already. There was an airport security guard right beside us letting it happen. When we asked him why he wasn't doing anything about it he just shrugged. Seems like the locals are not welcoming at all and feel tourists should get second class service. The entire airport is overcrowded and lines seem to mean nothing. Also all staff we encountered were unfriendly. Time for this airport to step up its game.

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Even though the service at this airport has improved, still needs some mayor changes / improvements. The departure / arrival boards, are not updated with new flight information. There is no Wi Fi, unless you have "special card" for the VIP Lounge, or pay 12.00 dollars to have access to the Lounge, which we had to do when our flight was delayed due to fog. Because of the delays, we missed our connections in Lima to Miami, we could NOT get any help from anyone about our missed flight in Lima, not even from the airline that we were flying LIM/MIA, which was LATAM; their excuse was "if you were flying with us to Lima, we'll be able to help you, but since from Cusco to Lima you are in a different airline, there is nothing we can do; maybe in Lima they can help you."
Make sure your flights are within the same airline, such as Avianca or LATAM, they were flying out, even in fog. Peruvian airlines, Viva air, and others were not. We were told, that LATAM and Avianca have modern equipment and better navigation system.
There is no pharmacy any more, but they have first aid station. Very limited food access, only couple of very small cafes.

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

No free Wi Fi is available at the airport. Limited food choices. Comfortable seats. Clean bathroom. The departure board (TV screen) only showed the upcoming 3-4 hour flights; you got no idea whether your flight being delayed or cancelled... until 1-2 hours before flying. Given no information on our flight, we initially thought we missed or screwed up our flight schedule. My flight was supposed to be leaving at 4:30pm; it did not show on the screen until 3:50pm; and the flight was delayed. Our flight time was moved to 6pm without any advance notice.

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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

An airport with limited resources but it works for Cusco. Taxi service out of the airport can be a gamble. I recommend Westerns wait for their Uber to come seeing as it's less expensive then a local hire car/taxi.

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