Officially opening Viva Air Peru’s first flight with a ribbon cutting are William Shaw, CEO of Viva Air Peru, and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru. The airline this week has launched six domestic routes from Lima.
- Viva Air Peru took to the skies of South America this week by launching six domestic routes from Lima (LIM). The airline was set-up by Irelandia Aviation, the company led by Declan Ryan, son of Ryanair founder Tony Ryan. This will be the company’s third foray into the Latin American budget airline market with it having also been the brains behind VivaAerobus in Mexico and VivaColombia. The former was set up in Monterrey in 2006 and the latter in Medellín in 2012, and both are modelled on the Ryan family’s best-known creation, Ryanair. The new Peruvian carrier will operate nine routes in 2017, while this week it has begun by linking Lima with the six cities of Arequipa (AQP), Chiclayo (CIX), Iquitos (IQT), Piura (PIU), Tarapoto (TPP) and Trujillo (TRU). The airline also plans to link Lima with Cuzco, with flights scheduled to begin on 20 June, while it will also link Arequipa with Cuzco (begins 21 June) and Tacna (6 July). The average frequency of the airline’s first batch of routes is 4.6 and the average sector length is 730 kilometres. All routes face direct competition, with all of them going head-to-head with national carrier LATAM Airlines. See how Iquitos Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
||LATAM Airlines (37), Peruvian Airlines (14), Avianca (7)
||LATAM Airlines (24), Avianca (14), LC Perú (7)
||LATAM Airlines (38), Avianca (14)
||LATAM Airlines (26), Peruvian Airlines (20), Star Perú (7)
||LATAM Airlines (55), Peruvian Airlines (26), Avianca (14), LC Perú (7)
||LATAM Airlines (26), LC Perú (14)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 16 May 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.