Lima hosts best Airport in South America

Wednesday July 09, 2014
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Recently, Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport – Peru’s biggest airport, located in Callao –  has been named “Best Airport in South America” by Skytrax for the sixth consecutive year.

Passengers chose Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport because of the airport’s “pleasant ambience, as well as its outstanding commercial offerings,” according to a press release from Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide.

Jorge Chávez International Airport, located in Callao (Lima), is Peru’s main airport, for both international and domestic flights.

First it was called the Lima-Callao International Airport but later it has been renamed to commemorate Peruvian aviator Jorge Chávez Dartnell. Nowadays the airport is owned by Lima Airport Partners (LAP).

As part of different effortd to modernize and improve migrations processes, the Peruvian government is planning to implement the use of fingerprint scanners to identify international travelers.

According to Andina news agency, the airport will install this month 20 fingerprint scanners in the arrivals area of migrations as part of a pilot project.

The scanners will be connected to fingerprint databases from the Peruvian National Police, Peru’s national identification offices, Interpol, Migrations, and the Peruvian judicial system.

Andina reports that Peru will also implement the use of electronic passports in the coming year. chich will also contribute to greater efficiency in migrations operations.

Earlier this year, the Lima Airport Partners had already accounced the construction of a new, big passenger terminal and parking platform, to be ready in 2016.

The expansion of the airport terminal will cover nearly a 7 million-square-meter area and it will increase the capacity f the aiport to handle over 30 million travelers in Peru per year.

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