For the third consecutive year, Jorge Chávez International Airport has been chosen Best Airport in South America 2011 by Skytrax Research, a prestigious London-based market research consulting firm specialized in the airline and air transport industry. Since 1999, Skytrax Research conducts rigorous annual eight-month surveys over the Internet on 11.38 million passengers of 100 nationalities, as well as users of at least 240 airport terminals around the world in the quest to select The World Airport Awards winners.
Jorge Chávez International Airport outmatched José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which ranked second and third, respectively.
In addition to winning the Best Airport South America award, the country’s main airport terminal was bestowed the Airport Staff Service Excellence 2011 award. It is worth mentioning that Skytrax Research gave this same award to Jorge Chávez in 2009.
The aforementioned survey measures 39 different criteria, including airport access, passenger transit availability, terminal comfort, design and cleaning, immigration wait time and service, terminal signage, baggage handling, security controls, airport staff warmth and friendliness, facilitation of connecting flights, and the variety of product and service supply.
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Today, Jorge Chávez International Airport offers new facilities and equipment, ranking it as the best airport in the region:
19 jet ways or boarding bridges
1 passenger terminal covering 86,194 m2 (39,467 m2 in 2001)
1 platform area covering 317,588 m2 (165,000 m2 in 2001)
6 conveyor belts for baggage pick-up in the international area
16 immigration stations in the Departure Area
30 immigration stations in the Arrival Area
90 local outlets, such as restaurants, shops and services.
Lima Airport Partners (LAP) is the private operator of Jorge Chávez International Airport. The partnership structure of LAP is as follows: Fraport AG., operator of the Frankfurt Airport, among other major airports across the globe (Egypt, Bulgaria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, China, Senegal and India), with 70.01%; the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), with 19.99%; and the Fund for Investment in Infrastructure, Public Utilities and Natural Resources, managed by AC Capitals SAFI S.A., with 10%. As at February 2011, LAP has invested over US$ 273 million in modernizing Jorge Chávez International Airport and has transferred more than US$ 747 million to the Peruvian State by way of consideration during 10 years of concession.