Even though distances in Peru are large, inter-regional flights between cities in the country are rare. Travelers usually have to detour via Lima to get from one Peruvian destination to another making getting around Peru more expensive, time-consuming and inconvenient. This now slowly but surely changes.
Already in July 2017 LATAM Airlines Peru (former LAN) inaugurated their first direct flight route from Cusco to Trujillo that operates during high travel season from July to November.
Now the airline announced that in 2018 a second inter-regional flight route is planned connecting Cusco with Iquitos. Provided that the authorization is granted, flights will initially take off as well from July to November.
Antonio Olórtegui, LATAM’s corporate affairs executive commented: “The announcement of this new destination is a reflection of our constant commitment to the country's economic and social development. We will continue improving the national and international air connectivity of Peru, because we want our passengers to reach more destinations enjoying the service, quality and punctuality that characterize us."