Wednesday, 5 October 2016

PERU: Daily Flight To Enhance Tourism In Northern Macro Region

Tourist attractions in the Northern Macro Region of Peru, mainly those of Amazonas region, will experience a strong growth thanks to a Lima-Jaen direct flight that LATAM airlines will operate starting today, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros informed.

The airline expects to fly more than 100,000 passengers a year between the two destinations. This way the new route will diversify the tourist experience in Peru.

“This will also improve the Alto Utcubamba tourist circuit with a reduced travel time to Chachapoyas —starting point to visit sites like Gocta Falls, Kuelap Archaeological Complex, Sarcophagi of Karajia, Revash's mausoleums and Leymebamba district,” he indicated.

The good news adds up to the soon-to-be-opened Kuelap cable-car system in Chachapoyas.

Cable cars will run for 4km up to the said site and take 20 minutes. The work has been undertaken by Mincetur since 2015.

The Jaen daily flight will be the 17th destination added by LATAM Airlines, which celebrates its 17th anniversary of Peru service this year.