ORLANDO, FL. – Connecting travelers from Central Florida and Peru becomes easier with the announcement of new service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Lima on LAN Peru, an affiliate of LATAM Airlines Group. Peru’s capital city is one of MCO’s top international markets and currently one of Orlando International’s top three South American markets without non-stop service. This new flight will also provide improved access to Buenos Aires, Santiago, Cordoba, Asuncion, and La Paz.
“Introducing non-stop service between exciting destinations like Orlando and Lima gives travelers access to world-class experiences,” said Phil Brown, Executive Director of Orlando International Airport. “We welcome the addition of international travel opportunities, for both leisure and business, which enhance our ability to support the exposure and economic growth of the region.”
“We are pleased that our affiliate LAN Peru will be the first airline to provide nonstop service from Orlando to Lima,” said Pablo Chiozza, Senior Vice President, LATAM Airlines Group, USA, Canada and the Caribbean. “The new route will serve to connect passengers to experiences like the enigmatic Nazca lines, the iconic bucket list
destination of Machu Picchu and internationally renowned cuisine and culture that can only be found in Peru.”
Daily flights will begin June 20, 2015 with LATAM Airlines providing service using LAN A319 aircraft. LAN Peru is the dominant airline in Peru, controlling more than 70 percent of the nation’s domestic market.
Based on the average international length of stay and expenditure, the economic impact provided by the new service to Lima is estimated at $68 million annually.
Basic MCO information:
Orlando International Airport set a record in 2014 with 4,324,175 international passengers. With an overall total of 35.7 million annual passengers, MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and 14th busiest in the U.S. The airport has 18,000 employees and generates $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy. Orlando International Airport strives to value and delight its customers through a design concept known as The Orlando Experience®.