The Talara airport in the Piura region
Flights to Peru’s north: Talara
Capitán FAP Víctor Montes Arias International Airport in Talara is one of the international airports in Peru. The port city of Talara is located on the northern tip of the Pacific coast of Peru. It is the capital of the province of the same name. Talara has a tropical and dry climate with temperatures ranging from 24 ° C to 40 ° C. That is why visitors come to Talara to enjoy a vacation on the beaches and to surf. Economically, the province of Talara lives mainly from oil production. The most popular beaches in the region are Máncora, Los Órganos, Lobitos, Cabo Blanco and El Ñuro. The waves are perfect for surfing, but do not miss the many bars and restaurants.
History and meaning of Talara airport
The airport of Talara was used mainly by the military after its establishment, during the Second World War the United States Air Force was stationed. After the last American plane was launched in 1944, the airport was almost forgotten. The flights to the region were covered by the Piura airport.
It was not until 2014 that Talara reopened its doors for commercial flights. The airport is not particularly large, but modern, the inhabitants of Peru now have a quick way to get from the interior to the coast. The reopening is a victory not only for tourism, but also for the economy in Talara.
Although the Talara airport is an international airport, civilian passengers are only offered a connection within the country: LATAM connects Talara with Lima. The prices of tickets are between 50 and 100 US dollars. In addition, several airlines charter flights to Lima, Tumbes, Chiclayo and Trujillo.
Transport to and from the airport
Capitán FAP Víctor Montes Arias International Airport is located outside Talara, northwest of the city. From the airport you can get to Talara and its surroundings with buses and taxis. The airport is close to the Panamericana, so it is a possible starting point for traveling by car on the highway to more distant regions. The possibility of renting a car is available at the airport, some well-known companies have a representative there. With the reopening of the airport, the bus system also expanded to other cities near Talaras.
Height: 86 m
New – runway: 2460 m