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LIMA, Peru — In the direction of the top of 2019 and the start of 2020, air connectivity between Peru and nations resembling Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Panama exceeded 500 weekly flights, which had been operated by airways resembling Aeroméxico, Avianca, Copa Airways, Interjet, LATAM, JetSMART, SKY and Viva Air. Nonetheless, this industrial aviation development was abruptly interrupted by the pandemic and border closures adopted by many nations.
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Two years later, the outlook is encouraging with a complete of 207 weekly flights till April 2022, signaling a restoration of 41.4% in comparison with 2019, as reported by PROMPERÚ.
Thus far this yr, the Bolivian state airline, Boliviana de Aviación (BoA), entered the Peruvian market and elevated air connectivity with Bolivia by 33%, which represents a complete of 12 weekly flights from Santa Cruz (8) and La Paz (4) operated between LATAM AND BoA. Moreover, the brand new BoA route will supply 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 next flight routes: Mexico Metropolis – Lima, Cancun – Lima and San José (Costa Rica) – Lima.
Throughout the second half of 2021, air connectivity to Peru started to take off, with rising frequency of weekly flights between Latin American nations. The airline Avianca returned to function in Peru, Copa Airways resumed its Panama – Chiclayo direct flight and LATAM restored its Córdoba – Lima route.
The Colombian low-cost airline, Wingo, ventured into the market with its Bogotá – Lima route, and JetSMART started working three direct routes: Santiago – Lima, Santiago – Arequipa and Santiago – Trujillo.
As well as, via its strategic alliance program with worldwide airways, PROMPERÚ has been driving promotion and advertising and marketing of Peru as a vacationer vacation spot overseas, finishing up joint promoting campaigns for the promotion of its vacationer locations, thus strengthening present air routes and inspiring the introduction of latest routes.
On this regard, in 2021, joint promoting campaigns had been launched in precedence nations with LATAM Airways in Chile, Ecuador and the US; and SKY Airline in Argentina and Chile. These campaigns resulted within the mobiliziation of over 97,000 worldwide passengers.