Main Airports in Peru
There are 234 Peru airports but only 21 of these airports are catering to regular passenger flights. Yet, the schedules and flight routes of both International and Domestic flights in Peru are changeable so it is best to check schedules if you are planning to visit the country.
Most of the airports in Peru are servicing domestic flights with only a few airports handling International departures and arrivals. There are a fair number of airports across the country so traveling within Peru by plane is not a problem. However, there are only fewer options in the jungle regions in the eastern part of the Andes. If you’re traveling to Peru and wondering which airport you should land, here’s a list of some of the major airports in Peru.
Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM)
The Jorge Chávez International Airport is the main airport of Peru, servicing both International and Domestic flights. Located 10 km away from the city center of Lima, the airport is named after a famous Peruvian aviation icon, Jorge Antonio Chávez Dartnell and has a Peru airport code of “LIM”. As the largest airport in Peru, LIM is also the busiest airport in the country, having serviced 22 million passengers in the year 2017.
Rodriguez Ballon International Airport (AQP)
Located 8 miles away from the city center of Arequipa, the Rodriguez Ballon International Airport is also one of the busiest airports in Peru. Located. It has the second largest terminal in all of Peru airports, next to the Alejandro Velasco Astete airport in Cusco. The terminal handles both international and domestic flights and is the main gateway to Colca Canyon, a popular trekking destination in Southern Peru where the world’s deepest river canyon can be found.
Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport (CUZ)
The Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport is located in the city of Cusco. If you’re heading to Peru to visit the famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, then you will most likely land here. Having 20 two-story counters and with a control tower that’s 12.5 meters high, the Alejandro Velasco Astete is one of the largest airports in Peru. As the main gateway to the South American tourist circuits, this is one of those busy Peruvian airports that handle millions of local and domestic passengers each year.
Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT)
Located in the Loreto Region, the Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport is serving the city of Iquitos, Peru’s 5th largest city and the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon. The airport is 6.0 km away from the center of the city and is used mainly as a connector to several small towns and cities, including some settlements in the Amazon jungle. Before, the airport also caters to some flights going to Miami and Brazil.
Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport (PIU)
Located in the Grau Region, the Cap. FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport serves the city Piura. It’s one of the Peruvian airports that’s managed and operated by ADP, a private airport operator that runs most of the airports in the northern part of the country. This airport is the main gateway to the beautiful white sand beaches in the Talara, Mancora, and Zorritos.
Captain José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzáles International Airport (CIX)
The José A. Quiñones González International Airport is located in Chiclayo, a city in the Lambayeque region of the northern part of Peru. It is also among the airports in Peru that are also being used by the Peruvian Airport. The airport has undergone several improvements inside the terminal, including the enlargement of the Chamber of Shipping and more toilets were added at the arrival hall.
Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport (CJA)
The Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport is located in the region of Cajamarca and is about 3.5 km away from the city. Cajamarca is the largest city of the region and also the capital city. The airport, which has a Peru airport code of CJA, is the gateway to some of the famous attractions in the Andes, such as the Ventanillas de Otuzco, Iglesia Belen, and Iglesia de San Francisco.
Inca Manco Capac International Airport (JUL)
Located 3 miles away from the city of Juliaca, the Inca Manco Capac airport handles a handful of flights coming from Lima, with some flights heading to Cusco and Arequipa. Although this airport has been tagged as one of the International airports in Peru, there are not any actual international flights to and from this airport. Aside from being the main gateway of the commercial city of Puno, this airport is also the gateway to some famous attractions in Peru, such as the Church of Santa Catalina Virreynal.
Padre Aldamiz International Airport (PEM)
As the main gateway to the Biosphere Reserve Manu and Tambopata National Reserve-Candamo, the Padre Aldamiz airport is one of the busiest Peru airports that cater to tourists. This airport is also the gateway to some of the most popular eco-lodges at the middle of the virgin jungle. Located about 4.3 miles away from the city of Puerto Maldonado, the airport has regular scheduled flights coming from Lima, with some flights stopping by at Cusco.
Capitán FAP Pedro Canga Rodríguez Airport (TBP)
Located about 5 miles away from the city of Tumbes, the Pedro Canga Rodriguez airport is one of the Peruvian airports located in the northernmost part of the county. It started operations in 1968 and is under the management of Aeropuertos del Perú. As the gateway to the beaches of northern Peru, this is where you would land if you want to visit the beautiful coastal village of Punta Sal. At present, LATAM Perú flies to this airport coming from the country’s capital city, Lima.
Cad. FAP Guillermo del Castillo Paredes Airport (TPP)
With a Peru airport code of PTT, the FAP Guillermo del Castillo Paredes Airport is only a short drive away from the center of Tarapoto, a commercial hub town in the San Martin Region of Peru’s northern area. This airport is the main airport in Peru’s San Martin region and serves the nearby cities including the port town of Yurimaguas. It has daily flights going to the city of Lima, Pucallpa, and Iquitos.
Maria Reiche Neuman Airport (NZA)
This is among the smallest airports in Peru that were under the administration of Vista Alegre’s District Municipality and is located in the Ica Region of Peru. Unlike some of the major airports in Peru, this airport receives only a small number of flights daily, mostly domestic and chartered flights. The main use of this airport is for tourists who are chartering private flights to view the enchanting Nazca Lines from up above.