Jorge Chavez International Airport

Jorge Chavez International Airport

The principal international and domestic airport in Peru is Jorge Chávez International Airport (IATA: LIM, ICAO: SPJC, previously SPIM) (Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez). It’s in Callao, 11 kilometres (7 miles) north-west of Lima Center, the country’s capital, and 17 kilometres from Miraflores.

History

The Limatambo Airport in San Isidro was Lima’s first airport. Due to a lack of space and capacity, it discontinued operations in 1960 and was replaced by the Lima-Callao International Airport. The Lima-Callao airport was renamed “Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez” in June 1965, in honour of the great Peruvian aviator Jorge Chávez Dartnell. The terminal building was dedicated in December 1965.

Compaa de Aviación Faucett had its corporate headquarters on the airport grounds when it was in operation.

The Peruvian government placed the airport under the control of Lima Airport Partners in 2001 in order to repair and extend its infrastructure (LAP). Fraport and International Finance Corporation have joined LAP. The Peruvian Corporation of Airports and Commercial Aviation is in charge of air traffic control (CORPAC).