Low-cost airline launches cheap flights from Miami to Peru

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A plane from the low-cost company Sky Airline Peru, which will provide daily flights between Lima and Miami from August.

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“Now SKY is coming to Miami! …Are you up for a little getaway? »

This is the slogan that the Latin American airline SKY Airline Peru uses on its social networks to promote its first route outside South America.

Its destination, as expected for a Latin American airline, is Miami International Airport.

The inaugural flight landed here on Tuesday June 7. In August, SKY will operate a daily flight between Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez, Peru’s main international airport in Lima, and Miami, airport officials said Thursday.

The new Lima-Miami route uses 186-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

According to the airline’s website, a round-trip ticket between Lima and Miami now costs $336, including taxes and fees.

SKY Airline Peru is a subsidiary of the Chilean airline SKY Airline, named best low-cost airline in South America by SKYTRAX in 2018 and 2019.

In addition to SKY Airline Peru, American Airlines and LATAM Airlines already serve the Lima-Miami route.

The new South American low-cost airline joins a wide range of American low-cost airlines, such as Spirit, Frontier, JetBlue and Southwest, which have debuted at Miami Airport over the past two years.

This unprecedented influx of low-cost carriers into Miami is due to changes in how the airport charges airlines for gate space, airport and airline executives told the Miami Herald.

This story was originally published June 10, 2022 4:01 p.m.

Daniel Shoer Roth is an award-winning author, biographer, periodist, columnist and editor with more than 20 years in the plantilla de el Nuevo Herald, having become a reporter, news columnist, producer of digital growth and coordinator of Access Miami. He is the society and public service editor for the Nuevo Herald and the Miami Herald.

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