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Passenger flow through Peruvian airports up 5.5% in Nov 2018

12:23 | Lima, Dec. 21.

State-run Peruvian Airport and Commercial Aviation Corporation (Corpac) —the organization responsible for air traffic management in Peru— reported the Andean nation's airports handled 3,008,460 passengers in November 2018, up by 5.5% from the same month last year.

According to Corpac, this rise occurred thanks to new routes like Viva Air's new flights to Talara and the resumption of its flight operations to Chiclayo.

In the international arena, the said low-cost airline launched flights to Medellin (Colombia).

Additionally, Interjet, LATAM, and Avianca extended their flight frequency to Mexico City (Mexico), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Santiago (Chile), respectively.

The number of operations performed during the last month stood at 35,297, while the volume of freight transported exceeded 27,000 tons.

International airports that contributed to the passenger flow increase were Jorge Chavez (Lima), Alejandro Velasco Astete (Cusco), Rodriguez Ballon (Arequipa), FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta (Iquitos), and FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico (Piura).

"Between January and November this year, airport figures showed a growth of 2.2% in operations (449,023), 8.6% in passengers (34 million), and a drop of 4.1% in freight volume (287,000 tons), over the same period a year earlier," Corpac General Manager Ivan Besich pointed out.

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Published: 12/21/2018
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