Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM)
History, Facts and Overview
(Callao, Lima, Peru)
Built in the late 1950s, as a replacement to nearby San Isidro's Limatambo Airport, the Lima Callao Jorge Chavez Airport was opened in 1960 to great acclaim. The airport has been modernised a number of times over the years, most recently in 2005, when the Peru Plaza Shopping Centre was constructed, along with an additional concourse area, new gateways and a number of boarding bridges.
Facilities at Lima Airport include a good selection of gift shops and kiosks around the spacious Peru Plaza, selling local Peruvian souvenirs, handicrafts, alpaca clothing and confectionary.
In the International Zone you will find a café and restaurant open 24 hours a day, while a wider choice of eateries can be found on the mezzanine level. Particularly popular is the Cusquena Bar Lounge, Dunkin' Donuts, Manacaru Restaurant, Mediterromeo Chicken, Papa Johns Pizza and the Soho Café.
Reputable car hire companies are well represented at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport, with desks for Hertz, Avis and Budget among others. Both short- and long-term car parking is available and managed by the Los Portales Estacionamientos SAC, with one car park offering secure parking for long-term passengers.