From November 4, the Cusco-Ayacucho-Cusco air route will be opened, which is expected to transport 30,000 passengers in the first year., according to estimates provided by LATAM Airlines Peru during the official launch. It aims to contribute to the commercial and productive development of both the regions.
Tickets are now on sale for US$20 per section until Sunday, 25 September, after which their regular price will be US$35. This route could become a reality as a result of coordinated work between the public and private sectors.
“This opening is of vital importance as it will indicate organized development in our region with respect to the economy. This will generate tourism growth in all types of businesses (…) and strengthen job creation, as well as make up for lost time due to the pandemic,” said Ayakucho Chamber of Commerce President Paul Soto.
The CEO of LATAM Airlines, Manuel van Oordt, recalled that the Lima–Ayacucho route started in 2014 was a very good bet because there was little air connectivity between the two cities in those years, despite their proximity. Today that route operates three times a day, so he hopes this new connection can match or exceed these results.
“We saw that it was convenient to promote this new route to connect Ayacucho with the main tourist attraction in Peru and perhaps in the region, which is Machupichu. On the other hand, I have no doubt that we can attract more people to Ayacucho than Lima and Cusco, which will create a greater pole of development. Van Oordt specified.
For his part, the President of CONFIEP, Oscar Caipo, said that the Ayacucho-Cusco Interregional Route reflects the commitment of the private sector to the development and well-being of the country within the framework of the vision of those regions, which CONFIEP promotes. To be more involved in solving problems affecting the population.
“Connectivity is essential to transform lives of people and in case of this route, it will favor tourism, commercial activity and cultural exchange in both the regions. We reaffirm our commitment to activating public-private coordination to promote the country’s development”, said Oscar Capo.
In his turn, the president of the Ayacucho Chamber of Commerce, Paul Soto, remarked that “this new route, which would connect Ayacucho and Cusco, would benefit economic reactivation and open doors for national and foreign tourism. Similarly, it would benefit foreign trade.” through commercial and commercial sector.