Air Europa launches first flight to Peru
02/03/2010 – www.latinlawyer.com
Spain s Air Europa has started operations in Peru, having gained regulatory approval with the help of Peru s Estudio Olaechea.
The Spanish airline, which is owned by travel and tourism group Globalia, launched its inaugural flight to Lima on 22 February. The flight permit was obtained on 12 January only three days after the request was issued.
\"All the necessary authorizations to operate in this country were obtained in record time,\" says Estudio Olaechea partner Maria Eugenia Yábar, whose firm has represented Air Europa since 2004.
The airline will run three flights a week to Peru, competing with Iberia and LAN on routes from Lima to Madrid. Air Europa replaces Madrid-based Air Comet, which operated in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru before closing operations in December.
Air Europa is the second largest Spanish airline by passenger numbers, and is looking to expand its Latin America operations with flights from Madrid to Panama and Puerto Rico in the coming years. The airline already flies to Cuba, Argentina, Mexico and now Peru.