SKY Airline Peru Launches First U.S. Flights at Miami International Airport
Peruvian LCC SKY Airline Peru launched their first service outside South America this week, with inaugural service from Lima to Miami International Airport on Tuesday June 7th. Service on the route will be increased from four to six weekly flights from July 4, 2022.
On Thursday (June 9, 2022), Miami International Airport (MIA) announced that Peruvian LCC Sky Airline Peru has launched their first service outside of South America, with the completion their inaugural flight between Lima and Miami International Airport on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Airline and MIA officials celebrated SKY's U.S. expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by SKY Airline’s CEO José Ignacio Dougnac, Miami-Dade County Chief Operations Officer Jimmy Morales and MIA’s Director and CEO, Ralph Cutié. SKY will increase their Lima-Miami service from four to six weekly flights from July 4th, increasing to daily service on August 1, 2022. The route will be serviced with a single-class 186-seat Airbus A320neo.
Speaking at the MIA ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, SKY’s CEO, José Ignacio Dougnac, said,
“Today we successfully inaugurated our first flight from Miami to Lima, which marks a significant milestone in our international expansion plan and will allow us to connect mainly the United States with Peru, Chile, and other countries we fly to, at completely affordable prices and in the most modern fleet of the continent.”
Sky Airline Peru is a subsidiary of Chile-based SKY Airline. The carrier now joins American Airlines and LATAM in serving the Lima-Miami route. Peru is MIA’s 11th busiest international market (pre-pandemic), with nearly 700,000 passengers traveling between Miami and Peru in 2019.
Source: Miami International Airport