Jorge Chavez International Airport

Named after the Peruvian Aviator: Jorge Chavez, and also known as Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez in Spanish. Jorge Chavez International Airport is Peru’s main International and Domestic airport. Located in Callao, which is now an integrated with Lima, the nation’s Capital. For years it was the main hub for Compania de Aviacion Faucett–one of the oldest airlines in Latin America, and Aeroperu, which is both now defunct. Now, the airport serves as a hub for many aviation companies.

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Reviews – What People Are Saying

Generally, customers find the airport’s facilities and services, okay. Though some are quite disappointed with some of the airport’s policies, especially with their security; which is actually easy to deal with. Customers find the airport fine, average and somehow accommodative. Here are some of the reviews I’ve read and gathered:

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Generally ok. Starbucks variety of cafes and fast food restaurants. But one major annoyance: when we passed security we bought a couple of bottles of water only to be told later on we could not bring them on board the plane! Never heard that before. I have flown from many airports and you can typically not bring water through security but it is ok to bring on board water you buy after having passed security. We and many other passengers were dumbfounded. If this is the policy they should have signs to that effect in the shops.”
—U Allmen (United States)

“I have been flying all over the world and consider LIM airport one of the best airports in the world. Although a very busy airport they are very well organised. Quick check in fast immigration and security checks. The airport is kept clean at all times. Baggage handling very quick. Very friendly staff and it’s very easy to find your way around the airport. Nice and clean catering facilities shops and superb lounges. I’ve flown around 30 times from Lima airport up to now.”
—N Verhelst (Peru)

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“I am a regular visitor to Lima and only have praise for the airport. Inside the airport facilities shops and restaurants have high service and hygiene standards. Check in security check and immigration control are swift and friendly. All in all a recommendable experience!”
—Christian Schempp (Luxembourg)

Aesthetics

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In February 2005, the first phase of the new renovation and expansion project was completed. Including the Peru Plaza Shopping Centre, and the new concourse. The expansion and renovation of the airport has had a significant impact on the quality of services provided to passengers. These includes the building of the Airport’s four-star hotel: Ramada Costa del Sol, the Peru Plaza Shopping Centre, Corporate offices and VIP lounges, cargo handling facilities, and the food court.

Terminal Map

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Contact info:

  • Airport Code: IATA: LIM – ICAO: SPJC
  • Phone number: +51 1 575 09 12 / (511) 511-6055
  • Website URL: https://www.lima-airport.com/eng
  • Fax: +51 1 575 14 93
  • Address: Av Faucett, Lima, Peru

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Conclusion

The airport might be small, given the fact that they have had their renovations and expansion. However, it offers a number of good facilities and services,, souvenir shops to choose from and a wide variety of restaurants to dine-in and relax. Bottomline is, even though they have some unusual security laws (given above), staying at the Jorge Chavez International Airport should be relaxing and fun. 

 

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