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Lima Airport

The name of the Lima Airport is Jorge Chavez; it is located in Callao, near the port and 10 miles from downtown Lima. It is Peru's main airport, because it concentrates the majority of international and domestic flights in the country serving about 11.800.0002 passengers per year.

The Jorge Chavez International Airports is strategically located in the middle of the west coast of South America. The airport stands out for its huge projections on connecting flights between the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe, which has resulted in sustained growth in the flow of passengers, cargo and mail.


The Jorge Chavez International Airports

For the fourth year has been chosen for 2012 as the best airport in South America, ranking in the top world ranking. It has also been elected for the third time as the leader in South America Airport in 2011 for "The World Travel Awards," which involves voting for travel agents worldwide. On this occasion voted more than 213,000 agents in over 160 countries, who decided that the Lima airport is the best in the South American region and integrate the list of 17 leading airports worldwide. is one of the best South American airports connected to the rest of the Americas in terms of international flights, even surpassing others who have greater passenger volume. It is also one of the fastest growing airports in the region, having registered a growth of 12.1% in terms of traffic during 2011. Recent free trade agreements signed by Peru with different Asian countries open up the possibility of connecting the airport terminals of Asia in a near future, with provision for more connections with American and European cities.

It was conceived in 1960 to replace the old Limatambo Airport, located in the district of San Isidro, because it had been surrounded by new residential areas of Lima.

It was conceived in 1960 to replace the old Limatambo Airport, located in the district of San Isidro, because it had been surrounded by new residential areas of Lima. Its name comes from the Peruvian aviation pioneer Jorge Chávez Dartnell, the first man to cross the Alps with a monoplane in 1910. After several years of construction was officially opened on December 30, 1965. It was considered in its time as one of the most modern airports in Latin America primarily due to the highly advanced and award-winning architecture of the passenger terminal. The airport received no major changes in its infrastructure over the next thirty-five years unless renovations and extensions in different parts of the terminal.

By decision of the government of Peru in 2001 was given in concession to Lima Airport Partners (LAP), a Germanic-American consortium, to undertake expansion and remodeling. Since 2009 the share capital of LAP is controlled by three international institutions: Fraport AG, with 70.01% of the capital, the International Finance Corporation (World Bank finance arm), with 19.99% and the Infrastructure Investment Fund, Services public and Natural Resources, managed by AC Capital SAFI SA with the remaining 10%. Fraport AG is a German company that manages several airports in major cities around the world including those in Frankfurt, New Delhi, Cairo, Riyadh, in Latin America and operates only Jorge Chávez.

Lima Airport Partners commissioned the design of extension and complete renovation of the passenger terminal to the Architectural Studio. After having set the master plan in architecture, engineering and urbanism began the first works in 2001. In June 2007 was inaugurated the Ramada Costa del Sol hotel which is four stars. The building is directly connected to the passenger terminal.

Services

* The transport between the airport and the city is via taxi. For safety it is advisable to take taxis of only companies that are in the International Arrivals area. It is also possible to rent cars, contacting companies also located in International Arrivals.

* If you need information, iPerú modules are available for tourist information, Tourist Information and Assistance; these are located in Domestic and International arrivals and Domestic and International departures. There is distributed free educational information and information about major tourist destinations of Peru.

* Airport facilities are designed to provide the necessary facilities to all users, in accordance with the provisions of National Building Regulations in Peru - Architectural Adaptation for Persons with Disabilities and the Americans with disasabilities. This adaptation exists in elevators, telephone booths, parking, toilets, and access ramps, among others. If you need wheelchairs, they must be requested at the counter of each airline.

* Emergency Medical Service 24 hours:

Air Health: Provides free medical services to passengers and is located in the Domestic area of the first level.

Key Medical: Medical service that has ambulances for emergency transfers. For more information, please approach the Customer Service modules located in the International Arrivals area of the first level and also at the second level.

* The airport has several lounges for rest of the passengers:

Lounge "VIP Peru": For the general public. Join by credit card only.
Lounge "VIP Club": For first-class passengers invited by airlines.
Lounge "VIP Lounge Sumaq" For passengers of business class and first class. In 2010, for the second consecutive year, this lounge that belongs to the international chain of salons "Priority Pass" has been honored as the Hall of the Year worldwide based on a choice made by users of that chain.
Authorities Hall: For the authorities pass through the airport.

* Ramada Costa del Sol hotel, is located front of the tower of the airport. The building is covered by acoustic panels that isolate the aircraft noise. It has 5 levels including a 70-seat restaurant, cafe, bar, spa, pool, gym, hairdresser, business center and conference rooms.

* Mall "Peru Plaza." Consisting of a set of shops and restaurants located in the Passenger Terminal before entering to Migration and the great Concourse. They offer Peruvian products like handicrafts, silver, alpaca textiles, leather products and a wide range of perfumes, liquors, chocolates, magazines and other items. It also houses stores selling food and drink, including international franchises. It also has a bank agency, public phones, ATM machines.

* Duty Free is located in the Concourse in both the National and Central and International Espigon. One of the dealers is the international company dedicated to trade duty free "Aldeasa" which hosts large areas and shops including major international brands such as Lacoste, Tommy Hillfiger, Timberland and Esprit.

* Parking, a large sector of outdoor parking is located opposite the terminal. The rate is calculated by the hour. There is also parking for longer stays and places reserved for disabled people. The company in charge of valet parking is Los Portales SAC.


Airlines

The airport has a total of 27 passenger airlines and 25 cargo airlines, currently operating in the Jorge Chavez International Airport serving 60 destinations, national and international, and connecting Lima - Callao with the majority of the cities of the three Americas.

Lan Peru

National Destinations:
Arequipa, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Cusco, Iquitos, Juliaca, Piura, Pucallpa, Puerto Maldonado (via Cusco), Tacna, Tarapoto, Trujillo, Tumbes.

International Destinations:
Cancun, México city, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Punta Cana, Madrid, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Cali, Caracas, Cordoba, Fozdo Iguaçu, La Paz, Quito, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santiago de Chile, La Habana, Sao Paulo.

LC Peru

National Destinations:
Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Huanuco, Huaraz, Jauja.

Peruvian Airlines

National Destinations:

Arequipa, Cusco, Iquitos, Piura, Tacna, Ilo.

Star Peru

National Destinations:
Andahuaylas, Arequipa (via Cuzco), Ayacucho, Chiclayo, Cusco, Huanuco, Iquitos, Juliaca (via Cuzco), Pucallpa, Puerto Maldonado (via Cusco), Talara (via Trujillo), Tarapoto, Trujillo.

Taca

National Destinations:
Arequipa, Chiclayo, Cusco, Juliaca, Piura, Puerto, Tarapoto, Trujillo.

International Destinations:
México city, Miami, La Habana, Medellin, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Cali, Caracas, Guayaquil, Mendoza, Porto Alegre, La Paz, Montevideo, Quito, Santiago de Chile, San Jose, San Salvador, Santo Domingo, Antofagasta, Asuncion Sao Paulo, Santa Cruz de la Sierrra.

Aerolineas Argentinas: Buenos Aires
Aeromexico: México
Air Canada: Toronto
Iberia, Air Europe and British Airways: Madrid
Air Frances: Paris
American Airlines: Miami
Avianca: Bogota
Copa Airlines: Panama
Delta Airlines: Atlanta
KLM: Amsterdam
Lacsa: San Jose (CL), Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile
Lan Airlines: Los Angeles, New York, Hanga Roa, Isla de Pascua (CL), Santiago de Chile
Sky Airline: Antofagasta, Santiago de Chile
TAM: Sao Paulo
United Airlines: Huston, Newark
Lan Ecuador: Guayaquil
Lan Argentina: Buenos Aires
Spirit Airlines: Fort Lauderdale

Address: Av. Elmer Faucett s / n. Callao, Apartado de Correo 680, Lima.

Phone: (+51) (1) 517 3100 or 517 3500/3502 (customer service)
 



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