Volaris Starts New Trips To Peru

Volaris is now offering service to a new nation, Peru. Volaris, a low-cost airline based in Mexico, has begun service to Lima International Airport (LIM), which is located in Peru. This is the airline’s second stop in South America. Volaris has begun service on two new direct flights connecting Mexico City with Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) and Cancn International Airport (CUN). Let’s look at this more.

Volaris’ latest destination

As a result of Mexico’s classification as a Category 2 aviation market being lowered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Volaris is unable to develop by establishing new flights to the United States. As a result, the airline is expanding to new markets throughout the Americas.

The airline began offering daily service between Mexico City and Cancun and Bogotá the previous year after establishing two new flights between the two countries.

Shortly after that, Volaris started investigating Peru as a potential new destination in South American. Only Sky Airlines provides service between Lima and Cancn, hence the Peruvian-Mexican market was lacking in the presence of other low-cost airlines. Despite this, Mexico was in the top 10 destinations that Peruvian tourists visited the most, thus there was a possibility of meeting someone there.

This week, Volaris started operating daily direct flights between Cancun and Mexico City and Lima. On each of these trips, the airline is using one of its Airbus A320neo aircraft, which has 186 seats. Volaris’ flights along these two itineraries will be its longest ones. Cancn and Lima are separated by a distance of 2,366 miles, whereas the distance between Mexico City and Lima is 2,629 miles.

Increasing the number of connections

The pandemic caused by COVID-19 is still having a significant influence on Peru’s connection with the rest of the Latin American area. According to the findings of a recent research conducted by PROMPERU, the country’s Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Tourism, airline prices have increased to around 41 percent of what they were in 2019.

More than 500 flights each week were departing from Peru to destinations in Latin America at the beginning of the year 2020. These destinations included Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Panama. The number of weekly flights reached 207 in April of 2022.

Despite this, the launch of Volaris onto the market is a fantastic indicator that the recovery is gathering up speed. At this time, Peru anticipates that tourism will contribute around 2 percent of the country’s GDP in 2022.

The Minister of Commerce and Tourism of Peru, Roberto Sánchez Palomino, made the following statement:

With the goal of regaining the volume we had before the epidemic, we are working to improve air connection across our nation. In order to do this, we need to keep working toward the creation of the circumstances that are necessary for the entry of new airlines into the nation. The beginning of operations for Volaris ensures fresh investments and plays an essential part in the growth of low-cost connectivity.

There is reason to be optimistic about the link between Mexico and Peru. There was a 64 percent rise in the number of Peruvian visitors that visited Mexico between the years 2020 and 2021. When compared to 2021, the number of flights and seats that are being provided between the two nations has increased by 140 and 152 percent respectively this year.

Volaris’ fleet

The Mexican low-cost airline has invested a significant amount of money into expanding its fleet over the course of the last several years.

As of the month of May 2022, the airline has a total of 110 aircraft in its fleet, which is an increase from the 87 aircraft it had the previous year. That represents a size increase of 26% compared to before.
The whole fleet of Volaris is made up of aircraft from the Airbus A320 series, which are narrow-body jets manufactured by Airbus. Among all of Airbus’ clients in Latin America and the Caribbean, the airline has the most large unfulfilled order.

When compared to the same five-month period in 2021, the 12.09 million passengers that Volaris transported over the first five months of 2022 represent a 45 percent rise. This astounding development demonstrates that Volaris is well on its way to having a new record year, one that will eclipse 2021, the year in which the airline transported 24 million passengers, which was its all-time high.

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