The Peruvian Capital Lima has reinforced its position as key air traffic centre in South-America. This is because of the newly announced air routes by popular airlines during this week.
With the introduction of these new international routes the capital secures its key position as airport on the continent. PromPeru works hard to promote the tourist activities in Peru by implementing strategic alliances.
It was announced that the airline LAN will be operating the new Washington D.C. – Lima route. The first flight of this route arrived in Lima the third of May at 6:20 in the morning. With the arrival of this first flight the passengers were welcomed with traditional Peruvian dances.
The U.S. capital also decided to celebrate the Peruvian Gastronomy Day every first Sunday of June.
It was stated that Peru received 545,212 visitors from the United States in 2015, which is an increase of 6% from the previous year and accounts for 16% of the total arrivals.
During the first two months of 2016 Peru received a total of 80,364 visitors from the United States, which is an increase of 13, 2% from the same period of the previous year.
British Airways is also introducing new flights to Peru, this increases the possibilities for travellers from the UK and the other countries in Europe to visit Peru. The first direct flight from London to Lima will take off on the 4th of May.
When this flight arrives in Lima at the Jorge Chavez International Airport, the passengers will be welcomed by the Paddington bear, a British character from children’s books. This character was inspired by the spectacled bear which can only be found in the Andes Mountains in South-America.
Another new air route was introduced by the Mexican airline Interjet. Their first flight on the route Mexico city – Lima will depart on the 5th of May.