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TAP Air Portugal was the first airline to operate a flight with the Airbus A330neo to Peru to repatriate Portuguese citizens. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

A Look at Peru’s Unusual Repatriation Traffic

Over the last week, governments across the world have been under increased pressure to repatriate their citizens back home as rising travel restrictions around the CODIV-19 global pandemic have been making travel hard for many citizens needing to find a way home. The South American country of Peru has made it to the avgeek feed in the last few days, as it has been receiving airlines and aircraft that don’t operate to the airport regularly as part of governmental repatriation…

South American SKY Airline Temporarily Suspends Operations

Chile born SKY Airline has announced it will be temporarily suspending operations from March 25 to April 30 due to a significant slump in demand as governments throughout the region implement travel restrictions to slow COVID-19s contagion curve and passengers suspend short term travel. The news was first reported by…

Trip Report: A Short Domestic Hop with Peru’s SKY Airline

The domestic Peruvian market has changed a lot in the last three years. Throughout this time span, the market has seen the exit of local operators such as LC Peru and Peruvian Airlines who operated using aging Boeing 737 aircraft domestically. Though they lacked transparency in their corporate image, both…

In Search of Financial Salvation, Avianca Rationalizes South America Network

This week, Avianca, the oldest airline of the Americas and second oldest in the world, celebrates its 100th anniversary. However, in recent times, the airline has not much to commemorate. Its financial situation is very fragile, with not much cash remaining and a very complex debt situation. As its latest…

Peruvian Airlines Claims to Have Found Investor to Refloat Airline

Last week, domestic carrier Peruvian Airlines presumedly suspended operations following turbulent months of financial difficulties and discrepancies over tax values paid for two aircraft, which led to Peruvian authorities temporarily freezing the airline's bank accounts. Last night, however, the airline announced it was able to secure funding after a group…

Interview: Speaking with SKY Peru One Month Into Operations.

After years of sustained growth serving domestic and regional destinations in South America, Chilean SKY Airline is confident to venture abroad. Having recently set up a base in neighboring Peru, the airline sees a huge growth potential in the country, where the average citizen takes 0.6 trips each year compared…

Norwegian Eyes South American Flights from Spain

Norwegian announced it has been granted seven weekly frequencies between Spain and Peru by the Spanish General Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) . If flights commence, the Oslo born carrier will become the fourth airline to operate flights between both countries. The Oslo-based carrier currently flies to Boston, Los Angeles and…

Interview: Viva Air Peru Pioneers as Airline Hits 20 Months…

Viva Air, Irelandia Aviation's South American venture, has been bringing the ultra-low-cost model and the operational capabilities from the successful Ryanair to transform the way people fly in a region historically driven by concentrated legacy carriers. The holding first launched operations in Colombia in 2012, where the airline was successful…

Sky Airlines Completes Peruvian Certification, Granted Domestic Routes

Last year, Chilean low-cost carrier Sky Airline announced plans to set up a subsidiary in neighboring Peru. After a few months of work, the carrier has been granted 34 routes by the Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), according to a Flight Global report, Based in the country's capital…

LATAM Adds New Routes from Lima Hub Despite Airport Congestion

South America's largest carrier LATAM Airlines announced two new routes from its hub in Lima, operated by its Peruvian subsidiary LATAM Peru. The new additions reinforce the hub’s position as an important connecting point between countries in the southern hemisphere with North America and the Caribbean. Scheduled to commence on…