Electricity, Phone, Internet, TV, Radio, Public Transportation, Banking, Postal and Other Services in Peru
There are a total 234 airports all over Peru. The 5 main international airports include Rodriguez Ballon International Airport in Arequipa; Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport; Crnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport; Captain Rolden International Airport and Jorge Chavez International Airport in Callao. It is Peru’s key international and domestic airport. In 2007, it served almost 8 million passengers and more than 92,000 aircraft operations. The Skytrax World Airport Awards dubbed it as the Best Airport in South America in 2005. The PeruRail that runs from the port of Matarani to Cuzco and Machu Pichu serves a good number of tourists and freight operations as well. Below is it 3 different tourists class trains and roundtrip costs as of 2008; the route is from Cusco to Machu Picchu:
- Hiram Bingham ($588) – an extravagant train service that includes meals, tour guides, bus service, and entrance to the ruins.
- Vistadome ($142) – provides breathtaking views of the terrain through side and overhead windows. The package comprises of basic snacks and drinks.
- Backpacker ($96) – tourists are provided with upholstered seats with snacks and space for backpacks.
In 2005, Peru recorded almost 10 million fixed line subscribers while mobile phone users reached more than 11 million at the end of 2007. There are 1,652 FM radio and 650 AM stations operating all over country. Over 100 TV stations are airing in Peru. Cable programs are also staring to become popular in many key cities. In 2005, at least 575,000 households have cable subscriptions. Peru had at least 150 Internet Service Providers (ISP) by the end of 2005, considered to be one of the highest in the Latin American region.