SKY Airline launches Lima to Cancun on back of two airlines exiting

SKY Airline launches Lima to Cancun on back of two airlines exiting

SKY Airline will be one of two airlines to offer Lima – Cancun non-stop in 2021. In 2019, three carriers served it.

SKY Airline launched Lima to Cancun on 27 December, with the 3,809-kilometre service operating four-weekly using A320neos.

The carrier’s offering is in direct competition with LATAM Peru, which serves the route daily using A320ceos.

SKY flight 5553 departs Lima at 1100 and arrives into the Mexican airport at 1625.  Flight 5554 then leaves at 1725 and arrives back into the Peruvian capital at 2229.

In 2019, Lima – Cancun had just over 475,000 two-way seats, OAG schedules data shows.  This was its highest-ever year with three carriers – LATAM, Avianca Peru, and Interjet – all serving it.  

Avianca Peru ceased operating in May 2020, while Interjet ended the route in March 2020.  So the gap that SKY saw and acted upon.

The vast majority of passengers were either P2P or connected over Lima in 2019. There was approximately 197,000 P2P, while a further 258,000 connected, especially to Buenos Aires (60,000), Santiago (46,000), and Sao Paulo GRU (31,000).


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