Lima Airport Partners S.R.L. (LAP) is the company created to operate, maintain, develop and expand the infrastructure of the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru. LAP was awarded a 30-year concession that began in February 2001.

LAP's main shareholder is Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, a leading airport group in Europe, and shareholder of several airport operations around the world. LAP's two other shareholders are the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Peruvian investment fund AC Capitales.

In only 8 years, the Lima Airport has been transformed, becoming not only a world class airport, but also one of the fastest growing operations in the region. We started with 4 million passengers in 2001 and grew up to 8,2 million passengers in 2008.

A remodeled Lima Airport opened in January 2005, with an investment of US$130 million, with 7 passenger boarding bridges, an HBS system, new cargo facilities and more aircaraft parking positions. Also, thanks to this investment, two non-Peruvian airlines: TACA and LAN started their hub operations in Lima (Jorge Chavez International Airport is probably the only airport in the world where, not one, but two foreign airlines are operating a hub).


In January 2009 we inaugurated the second phase of the expansion: 19 passenger loading bridges, 63 commercial establishments, an additional conveyor belt at international arrivals (5 in total), more aircraft parking positions.

The strategic location of the Jorge Chávez International Airport at the center of South America makes it an important point of interconnection for passengers from all over the world.

Its modern architectural design has been inspired by the colors and textures of the Peruvian coastal desert, as well as by the traditional shapes of the ancient Inca culture.

The airport provides more than 60 shops where travellers will find a great variety of top quality products, such as traditional Peruvian handicrafts, gold and silver jewelry, alpaca and vicuña knits and textiles, and the traditional Peruvian pisco, among many other products.

Its modern infrastructure makes the airport experience far more comfortable; it also has two VIP lounges, rated by passengers as the best in Latin America, and a four-star hotel with spa, sauna, conference rooms, restaurant, bar, cafeteria and fitness center.

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Based on the above, our passengers qualified the Jorge Chávez among the best regional airports. In 2008, it was voted among the two best South American airports by more than eight million passengers of different nationalities, according to an Internet survey conducted by Skytrax Research, a London-based market research consulting firm for the aviation industry.

In short, the Jorge Chávez International Airport is a world class airport which serves as the gateway to Peru, and to one of the seven great wonders of the modern world: the citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco.
contact: Suzette Toriback


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