Peru’s first low-cost domestic flight launched

Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

planeAs part of services offered by Viva Air Peru, a unit of Irelandia Aviation, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has launched the first low-cost domestic flight in this Inca country. Irelandia Aviation is the world’s premier low-cost carrier airline developer.


Speaking at the launch ceremony in Lima Tuesday, the Head of State noted that this newly-introduced service would force other airlines to bring down their fares, thus benefiting users and Peru’s tourism sector.


“They [other airlines] will certainly have to lower [ticket prices],” he observed.
“Progress demands effort, adaptation and change. This will also take a toll on bus companies, but, in the end, consumers will benefit [from the service],” he added.


The new service will likely increase the number of travellers passing through Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport, currently at 18 million passengers a year.


Viva Air launched its low-cost service in Peru with a Lima-Iquitos flight using an Airbus A320 aircraft.


The Head of State affirmed that tourism will also benefit from expansion works and the second runway of the airport, as part of the government’s efforts to strengthen the Andean country’s airport infrastructure.


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