Tourism

Air Europa increases weekly flights to Peru

By Manuel Vigo

Air Europa will fly to Lima 7 times a week, up from the current 4 flights per week.

Air Europa increases weekly flights to Peru

(Photo: Andina)

Spanish airline Air Europa has announced it would increase the number of weekly flights from Madrid to Lima this April.


According to Manuel Panadero, the airline’s institutional relations director, Air Europa will fly to Lima 7 times a week, up from the current 4 flights.


"Tourism in Peru has grown twice of what global tourism has, the country is experiencing a real golden period, it is growing at tremendous rates and is generating a large number of business trips," he told Andina news agency.


Panadero said 20 percent of Air Europa flights to Lima were for tourism.


He said the rest of travelers did so for business, or were Peruvian who were living in Spain.


"The travel demand, both from the side of traditional tourism as well as the need to purchase seats for business trips, forced us to expand our flights," he said.


Air Europa began the Madrid to Lima route in February 2010 with three weekly flights, and expanded to four flights later that year.