LATAM to operate first international direct flight to Cusco from Santiago

posted on 10th May 2018 by Justin Burns
LATAM to operate first international direct flight to Cusco from Santiago

LATAM Airlines Peru is to operate three weekly non-stop flights between Santiago in Chile and Cusco in Peru commencing 15 August 2018.

The route will be operated by an Airbus A319 aircraft, which holds a capacity for 144 passengers, offering a total of 45,051 seats per year.

The LATAM Airlines Peru flight will depart Santiago on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 15:35h, arriving in Cusco at 17:00h the same day. The return flight will operate on the same days, departing Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport at 08:25h and arriving in Santiago at 13:50h (all local time).

LATAM Airlines Group chief executive officer, Enrique Cueto said: From August we will proudly offer our first non-stop international flight to Cusco, the historic capital of Peru, as part of our commitment to offering unparalleled connectivity in Latin America and to the development of sustainable tourism in the region. With 24 new routes planned for 2018, we continue to bring the region’s remotest corners closer to the world.”

LATAM Airlines Peru has served Cusco from its Lima hub since 1999, operating up to 24 daily flights. From Lima, the airline group offers non-stop flights to 17 destinations throughout Peru as well as 32 cities in Latin America, the US and Europe.

The Santiago-Cusco service will complement LATAM Airlines Peru’s new Cusco-Pisco, Cusco-Iquitos and Cusco-Trujillo flights, which will operate on a seasonal basis between July and November 2018.

LATAM will operate two weekly flights from Cusco to Pisco, three weekly flights between Cusco and Iquitos and three weekly flights from Cusco to Trujillo.

The carrier will fly to eight destinations from Cusco in 2018, including seasonal services to Pisco, Iquitos and Trujillo as well as year-round services to Lima, Arequipa, Juliaca, Puerto Maldonado and now Santiago.