Posts Tagged ‘airport’
On your next visit to Peru as you arrive into Lima’s International Airport “Jorge Chavez” you might notice changes compared to your last visit. The infrastructure modernization program of the airport was inaugurated and will benefit its 10 million tourists estimated to arrive in the next few years, as El Comercio reports.
The Phase II expansion will bring the following benefits to tourists:
- More immigration counters for quicker service particularly during peak hours
- Expansion of the duty free
- Improved luggage service
Never been to Peru? Here is a great video produced by the German TV network Deutsche Welle on the airport management group and improvements made to the Lima International Airport, including safety for tourists and efficiency of its operations. And here is another video with a glance around the airport.
If you are planning to visit Peru in December for the holidays, check out Spirit Airlines’ website (www.spiritair.com) for great deals. It is not a Virgin-type of flight with high-class service and a glass of champagne, but it is pretty decent and at a great price!
For example if you are in Washington, DC, a flight from DCA (yes! perfect to avoid driving all the way to Dulles) to Lima, Peru (with a stop in Miami) in December is approx. $600 roundtrip including taxes, compared to $1,000 that American Airlines or even Spirit via Travelocity will charge you. And remember DCA is metro accessible (blue line).
Other airlines like Continental or Delta are either promoting or planning to promote flights (hopefully direct) to Lima, Peru. If you know about direct flights at great prices, let us know!