IATA: Reactivation of International Flights in Peru Requires Adequate Infrastructure
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) thanks the government of Peru for its decision to resume international flights on October 5, as announced today by the nation’s president, Martín Vizcarra.
“The announcement by President Vizcarra is the first step to reactivate the country’s international connectivity. In order for the airlines to be able to plan the restart of flights, the authorities must publish the necessary protocols as soon as possible ”, said Peter Cerdá, Regional Vice President of the Americas – IATA.
It also requested that the relevant authorities:
- Increase the number of flights per day and extend the opening hours of airports and reduce the current separation time between flights, since the start of international operations will increase the number of operations per day.
- Fully restore air navigation services at airports. For this, CORPAC is requested to reestablish its capacity, today that the country has increased its needs for safe transportation.
- Resolve the current capacity restrictions in order to have schedules to increase the normal operations of Lima with the province airports.
- Ensure the sustainability of the sector in the medium and long term, continuing with the airport infrastructure projects in the country.
“We are convinced that the authorities will give priority to these urgent requests, since they are crucial for the reactivation of the economy, as well as for an adequate and timely planning of air operations, which will allow meeting the travel needs of national and international passengers. international standards, with the high safety standards already known in the aeronautical sector”, said Cerdá.
The news that international air transport with neighboring countries will be authorized takes place two days after the Webinar: ‘Peru: Ready to take off’, an event organized by IATA, with the support of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and the Association of International Air Transport Companies.
In yesterday’s conference, the participants agreed on the importance of the relationship and coordination of the authorities with the private sector, which allows to restore trust in users, highlight the message that the industry is safe and have, as soon as possible, with approval of the necessary protocols for international operations that will begin soon.