Peruvian Airlines has shut down after 10 years of operation yesterday with one B737-400, five B737-500, two stored DC-8-73F’s and a pending order for ten Russian MC-21’s and ten Sukhoi SSJ100’s for a “future” Aero Peru resurrection.
The airlines had cash flow issues for a while and a few accidents
Peru is a battleground of the BIG boys today, with Latam Peru, Avianca Peru, Viva Air Peru all using new aircraft vs old but cheap aircraft by the locally owned operators. It’s only a matter of time before others fade away
Tomas Chlumecky, an international aviation executive told eTN: There are around 820 or so scheduled service airlines in the world today, only 290 (35%) are IATA members. It means there are around 530 small airlines. Every year some disappear and new ones start-up.