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Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima, Peru

March 5th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

Jorge Chávez International Airport (IATA: LIM, ICAO: SPIM) is Peru's main international and national airport, serving over 4.8 million passengers per year. It is located in Callao, 10 km (6 miles) from Downtown Lima. Callao is the port city now fully integrated with Lima, the nation's capital.

It was the hub for Aeroperú and Faucett (one of the oldest airlines in Latin America) for many years, and now it serves as a hub for many new aviation companies.

The airport is named after the pioneer Peruvian pilot Jorge Chávez Dartnell and was inaugurated in 1960. It was privatized in 2001 and is now managed by Lima Airport Partners (LAP), a joint venture of Alterra Partners and Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide.

On February 2005 the first phase of the renovation project was completed. It includes Peru Plaza Shopping Center and a new concourse with 18 gates, 7 of them with boarding bridges (jetways). The next phase will include the construction of a hotel and the expansion of the concourse with 12 additional boarding bridges.

Jorge Chavez International Airport was awarded the title of best airport in South America by Skytrax World Airports Awards 2005.

(Source: Wikipedia)

One Response to “Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima, Peru”

  1. Capt john Says:

    Nice satellite image of SPIM. Unfortunately, the photo is considerably out of date and doesn’t depict the airport as it currently exists (new concourse, boarding bridges, etc.); too bad — someone, somewhere has decided to name SPIM one of the finest airports in South America, but there no photos of it to be found anywhere other than in Lima, and damn few of those. The rest of the world’s population only knows SPIM by the photos of airliners.net, half of which show rusting hulks of airliners scattered all over the place. Hardly what I’d call South America’s finest airport.

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