There was a ribbon cutting ceremony at Lima Airport to celebrate the arrival of Interjet’s first service to Peru on 5 May. The route will be served by the airline’s A320s and will face competition from Aeromexico, Avianca and LAN Airlines.
- Interjet, fresh from launching two new US routes, on 5 May began daily flights to Lima (LIM) in Peru from its Mexico City (MEX) base. The route is already served by Aeromexico (twice-daily flights), Avianca and LAN Airlines, with the last two both operating daily flights. Interjet will use its A320s on the route, which at 4,242 kilometres is easily the longest it operates. Previously, the longest sector flown by the airline was the 3,364-kilometre route from Mexico City to New York JFK. Peru becomes the LCC’s seventh country market joining Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala and the US. This summer Interjet will serve 47 destinations non-stop from Mexico City, up from 43 last summer. The carrier’s complete network will comprise 74 routes this summer, flown using its 40 A320s and 20 Sukhoi SSJ 100s. See how Lima Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.