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Jorge Chávez International Airport , known as Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez in Spanish, is Peru's main international and domestic airport. It is located in Callao, 11 kilometers (7 mi) from the Historic Centre of Lima and 17 km (11 mi) from Miraflores. Callao is the port city now fully integrated with Lima, the nation's capital. In 2008, the airport handled 8,288,506 passengers and 98,733 aircraft movements.<ref> [1].</ref> In 2009, the airport handled 8,786,973 passengers and 104,966 aircraft movements,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> which although small, was one of the fastest increases in the Americas. Between January and November 2010 the airport handled 9,361,846 passengers<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and by the end of 2010 the airport reached 10,278,493 passengers.<ref name="fraport.com">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> During the year 2011 the airport served 11,904,553 passengers, growing over 16% when compared to the previous year. During 2014 the airport served a record of 16,170,035 passengers. For many years it was the hub for now defunct Aeroperú and Compañía de Aviación Faucett, one of the oldest airlines in Latin America. Now it serves as a hub for many aviation companies.

The airport was named after Peruvian aviator Jorge Chávez.


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Jorge Chávez International Airport , known as Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez in Spanish, is Peru's main international and domestic airport. It is located in Callao, 11 kilometers (7 mi) from the Historic Centre of Lima and 17 km (11 mi) from Miraflores. Callao is the port city now fully integrated with Lima, the nation's capital. In 2008, the airport handled 8,288,506 passengers and 98,733 aircraft movements.<ref> [1].</ref> In 2009, the airport handled 8,786,973 passengers and 104,966 aircraft movements,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> which although small, was one of the fastest increases in the Americas. Between January and November 2010 the airport handled 9,361,846 passengers<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and by the end of 2010 the airport reached 10,278,493 passengers.<ref name="fraport.com">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> During the year 2011 the airport served 11,904,553 passengers, growing over 16% when compared to the previous year. During 2014 the airport served a record of 16,170,035 passengers. For many years it was the hub for now defunct Aeroperú and Compañía de Aviación Faucett, one of the oldest airlines in Latin America. Now it serves as a hub for many aviation companies.

The airport was named after Peruvian aviator Jorge Chávez.


Jorge Chávez International Airport sections
Intro   Airport development programme    Commercial infrastructure    Passenger services   Statistics  Airlines and destinations   Accidents and incidents    See also    References    External links   

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