Padre Aldamiz International Airport (IATA: PEM, ICAO: SPTU), also known as Puerto Maldonado
International Airport, is a small airport located in the Peruvian city of Puerto Maldonado in the Madre de Dios
Region. The airport oversees a small number of international commercial flights.
Padre Aldamiz International Airport is located near some of Peru
's noted ecological areas, such as the national jungle reserve of Tambopata-Candamo. Much like many small airports around the World
, Padre Aldamiz International Airport benefits mostly from one type of traveler, in this case ecology tourists. Western doctors often warn that airport authorities require travelers to carry documentation informing about yellow fever vaccination because of its rainforest location.
The airport was served by Peru's national airline, AeroPerú. AeroPerú ceased operations in 1999, and, subsequently, other airlines have entered the Lima
to Puerto Maldonado air route. Nuevo Continente made an attempt in 2004, but that airline suspended operations amid allegations of drug trafficking by their owners. It is currently served by LAN Perú, TACA Perú and Star Perú.