Latam Peru has grown 10% compared to 2017 and they are planning to keep on expanding next year with a larger fleet.
In an interview with El Comercio, the head of this airline, Manuel Van Oordt said that 2018 has been a pleasant year for Latam Peru. “We are not only transporting passengers to and from Lima, we already have seven internal destinations that we are operating from Cusco, and we have launched a first international destination that connects Cusco with Santiago de Chile”, he said.
Van Oord, who became CEO six months ago, also revealed that Latam Peru is transporting around 7.5 million passengers in domestic markets and close to 6 million in international markets.
“We are linking Cusco with seven cities: Puerto Maldonado, Juliaca, Arequipa, Lima, Pisco, Trujillo and Iquitos”, said the CEO, explaining that the reason is to create traffic that didn’t exist before, even if some believe these routes are not profitable. “For this, we work with different entities, airports and promoting these routes”, he added.
Also, Van Oord informed El Comercio that this year they incorporated two new A320 Neo Aircraft to their fleet, with an investment of $120 million US dollars. They are being used for domestic and international routes. By 2019 they are planning to add other three similar aircraft with an investment of $180 million US dollars.