There are more than 230 airports in Peru, including small, unpaved landing strips (capable of receiving only light aircraft) and military airports. Only about 20 airports in Peru have regular scheduled flights, most of which are domestic rather than international (see Peru Airports Map).
The following list details all of the major airports in Peru (those that have regular scheduled flights). All airports are operated by the Corporación Peruana de Aeropuertos y Aviación Comercial (CORPAC) or Aeropuertos del Perú (AdP, a private company that operates a number of airports in northern Peru).
Andahuaylas: Andahuaylas Airport (ANS)
Andahuaylas Airport is located about nine miles (15 km) from the center of Andahuaylas, one of the two main cities in the Apurímac region of Peru. StarPerú, of the main domestic airlines in Peru, and LC Perú (formerly LC Busre) connect Andahuaylas with Ayacucho and Lima.
Anta: Comandante FAP Germán Arias Graziani Airport (ATA)
Comandante FAP Germán Arias Graziani Airport serves the city of Huaraz, located in the Ancash region of Peru. The airport itself is located in the village of Anta, about 14 miles (23 km) to the north of Huaraz. LC Perú has daily flights between Anta and Lima.
Arequipa: Rodríguez Ballón International Airport (AQP)
Rodríguez Ballón International Airport serves the city of Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. It is the second busiest airport in southern Peru after Cusco’s Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. Peru’s largest airlines -- StarPerú, TACA, LAN and Peruvian Airlines -- all have regular flights between Arequipa and Lima. There are also regular scheduled flights between Arequipa and Cusco, Tacna and Juliaca. Chile’s Sky Airline connects Arequipa with a handful of Chilean destinations, including Santiago.
Ayacucho: Coronel FAP Alfredo Mendívil Duarte Airport (AYP)
Alfredo Mendívil Duarte Airport is located two miles (3.4 km) from the center of Ayacucho, a city in the south-central Andes. StarPerú and LC Perú have daily flights between Ayacucho and Lima. Connections to Andahuaylas are also available.
Cajamarca: Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport (CJA)
Cajamarca’s airport is located about two and a half miles (4 km) from the city center. The city itself is located in the northern highlands of Peru. LAN, StarPerú and LC Perú have daily flights to Lima; StarPerú also has flights to Talara on the north coast of Peru.
Chiclayo: Cap. FAP José A. Quiñones Gonzáles International Airport (CIX)
Quiñones Gonzáles International Airport is the largest airport in the Lambayeque region of Peru. It is located about one mile (1.5 km) from the city of Chiclayo. LAN and TACA have regular flights between Chiclayo and Lima, with some connections in Trujillo.
Cusco: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)
Cusco’s airport continually ranks as the second busiest airport in Peru after Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport. The airport was named in honor of Alejandro Velasco Astete, a Peruvian pilot and the first man to fly over the Andes. Due to the airport’s close proximity to the city and its difficult geographical location, it is likely that a new airport will be built in the future. All of Peru’s major domestic airlines have daily flights between Lima and Cusco. Regular flights also connect Cusco with Arequipa, Puerto Maldonado and Juliaca. Bolivia's largest airline, Aerosur, once had flights between Cusco and La Paz, but suspended all services in March 2012.
Huánuco: Alférez FAP David Figueroa Fernandini Airport (HUU)
Alférez FAP David Figueroa Fernandini Airport is located about 3.7 miles (6 km) north of the city of Huánuco. Along with a number of charter and private flights, the airport has regular scheduled services to Lima (StarPerú and LC Perú).
Iquitos: Crnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT)
Iquitos is the largest city in the world not accessible by road, a fact that makes the city’s airport a vital connection between it and the rest of Peru (along with river transportation). LAN, StarPerú and Peruvian Airlines have regular flights between Lima and Iquitos, some of which stop in Tarapoto before heading into the depths of the Amazon. Flights also connect Iquitos with Pucallpa, the other major airport in the Peruvian jungle. Direct flights between Iquitos and Cusco are often rumored to be in development, but have not yet materialized. International flights to Brazil and Miami were once available, but have since ceased; Panama’s Copa Airlines announced a new scheduled service between Panama and Iquitos, set to begin in July 2012.
Jauja: Francisco Carle Airport (JAU)
The small Francisco Carle Airport is the only airport in the Junín region of Peru. As such, it serves both the city of Jauja and nearby cities such as Huancayo and Tarma. The airport is located about 1.8 miles (3 km) to the south of Jauja. LC Perú flies between Francisco Carle Airport and Lima.