Air Transat’s non-stop flights to Lima, Peru take off

Air Transat’s inaugural flight from Toronto to Lima, Peru took off last night.

The first-ever flight from Montreal to the Peruvian capital will take place Friday, Dec. 22. These exclusive non-stop flights, the only ones between Canada and Peru, will be operated throughout the year, with two departures per week from Toronto and one departure per week from Montreal.

“It is a great pleasure for Air Transat to bring this promising route to fruition and finally see our star fly over Peru. Lima represents a strongly strategic South American gateway within our portfolio of destinations, allowing us to continue to benefit from the sustained growth of tourism on this continent,” said Michèle Barre, Transat’s chief revenue officer. “We are also very proud to offer our passengers the opportunity to broaden their horizons and discover the treasures of Peru.”

About the flights

Flights are offered alongside a range of all-inclusive packages and carefully selected a la carte hotels throughout Peru. Excursions will be added to this product offering in the near future as well.

These flights will be operated with next generation Airbus A321LR aircraft featuring spacious cabins, state-of-the-art in-seat entertainment systems and the lowest fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 and NOx) in their class.

“We are thrilled that Air Transat is launching annual service to Lima from Toronto Pearson. South America is a largely underserved region from YYZ, with Lima previously being an altogether unserved destination,” said Kurush Minocher, executive director, customer experience and airline relations at Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “This service is an excellent addition as it will provide passengers with a nonstop flight, saving more than 30% flying time compared to current itineraries offered.”