Air connectivity between Peru and Latin American countries recovers favorably in 2022 | Business

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LIMA, Peru–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 1, 2022–

Towards the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, air connectivity between Peru and countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Panama exceeded 500 weekly flights, which were operated by airlines such as Aeroméxico, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Interjet, LATAM, JetSMART, SKY and Viva Air. However, this growth in commercial aviation was abruptly interrupted by the pandemic and the border closures adopted by many countries.

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Jorge Chávez International Airport, Lima – Peru (Photo: PROMPERÚ)

Two years later, the outlook is encouraging with a total of 207 weekly flights until April 2022, signaling a recovery of 41.4% compared to 2019, as PROMPERÚ reports.

Since the beginning of the year, Bolivia’s national airline, Boliviana de Aviación (BoA), has entered the Peruvian market and increased air connectivity with Bolivia by 33%, representing a total of 12 weekly flights since Santa Cruz (8) and La Paz (4) operated between LATAM AND BoA. In addition, the new BoA line will offer service to Argentina (Buenos Aires) and Brazil (São Paulo) with a stopover in Peru (Lima).

The Mexican low-cost airline, Volaris, will begin operations on June 1, with the following routes: Mexico City – Lima, Cancun – Lima and San José (Costa Rica) – Lima.

During the second half of 2021, air connectivity to Peru began to take off, with an increasing frequency of weekly flights between Latin American countries. The airline Avianca has resumed operations in Peru, Copa Airlines has resumed its direct flight Panama – Chiclayo and LATAM has restored its Córdoba – Lima route.

The Colombian low cost Airline Wingo ventured into the market with its Bogotá – Lima route, and JetSMART began operating three direct routes: Santiago – Lima, Santiago – Arequipa and Santiago – Trujillo.

In addition, through its program of strategic alliances with international airlines, PROMPERÚ has stimulated the promotion and marketing of Peru as a tourist destination abroad, carrying out joint advertising campaigns for the promotion of its tourist destinations. , thereby strengthening existing air links and encouraging the introduction of new routes.

In this regard, in 2021, joint advertising campaigns were launched in priority countries with LATAM Airlines in Chile, Ecuador and the United States; and SKY Airline in Argentina and Chile. These campaigns have mobilized more than 97,000 international passengers.

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CONTACT: Ivonne Parra

iparra@promperu.gob.pe

KEYWORD: MEXICO PERU BRAZIL SOUTH AMERICA CENTRAL AMERICA NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER TRANSPORTATION AIR TRANSPORTATION OTHER TRAVEL TRANSPORTATION CONSUMER DESTINATIONS HOLIDAY TRAVEL

SOURCE: PROMPERÚ

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PUBLISHED: 05/01/2022 15:37 / DISK: 05/01/2022 15:37

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