Lima Jorge Chavez (LIM) Airport

Lima Jorge Chavez LIM Airport Overview

Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport LIM (Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez) is Peru's primary airport, operated by Lima Airport Partners (LAP). It had received Skytrax's 'Best Airport in South America' award for seven consecutive years, including 2014, and received (for Airports of its size) 'Best Airport Staff Service in South America' award for the fourth time.  With an ILS CAT III certification, aircraft landings at the Airport are now made safer during fog conditions. 
The Airport is located in the Callao section of Peru's capital city of Lima, 11 km from Lima's Historic Center, and 17 km from Miraflores. Elmer Faucet Avenue links the Airport directly to downtown Lima.

With two long runway and an estimated 15 million passengers a year, Lima Jorge Chavez International is hub to LAN Peru, TACA Peru (which have recently merged) & other domestic airlines, and is served by a host of international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all parts of the globe.

The automated flight center at Lima Airport can be reached at (511) 511-6055.

The on-Airport four-star 'Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Hotel' (tel. 511 711 2000) is right in front of the control tower and the Arrivals exit. For other hotel accommodations visit the  ‘Iperu’ counters in the Arivals area.

Jorge Chavez International Airport has one passenger terminal,  divided into Domestic &  International traffic. 

NOTE: 
- Tourists at Lima Airport will have access to a video about arrivals procedures and travel in the Country - also available at 'In the Spot' on YouTube, where a Peruvian minister makes recommendations & gives great travel advice.
- Discussion about Peru /U.S.A. visa-free travel are currently ongoing.
- ALL passengers now need their bags X-rayed & examined.
- A recent passenger survey showed that 92 percent of respondents gave the Airport high marks.

Current and future Airport developments:
Construction on a second runway has been delayed again - as the 740 acres made available by the Government, were turned over with encumbrances - supposedly in non-conformance with the signed agreement.  As of early May 2016 there is no completion scheduled.
- The 960-meter tunnel under Nestor Gambetta Avenue in Callao now under construction and intended to ease traffic congestion around the airport, is to be completed by late 2016/ early 2017.
A second passenger terminal was scheduled for completion by 2016 - to be integrated into the current terminal - whereby capacity will reach 30M passengers a year and have a new parking platform.  Tentative completion could be by 2018.


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