ORANJESTAD – In a move expected to boost tourism and strengthen ties between Peru and Aruba, LATAM Airlines, a leading South American carrier, announced today the addition of a new nonstop route to its network. Starting December 2, 2023, travelers can fly directly between Lima, Peru, and the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.
This new route, set to operate thrice a week on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, is timed perfectly for the peak winter travel season, offering an escape for those looking to trade colder climates for Aruba’s warm, sunny beaches. The flights will be serviced by either an Airbus A320, which can seat up to 174 passengers, or an Airbus A319 with a capacity for 138 passengers.
Aruba Tourism Minister Danguiallaume Oduber warmly welcomed the announcement, stating, “This new flight will not only strengthen the ties between our two countries, but it will also provide an exciting opportunity for Peruvians to discover Aruba’s natural beauty, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality.”
Not just a boon for tourism, the route also represents a strategic move for Aruba’s economy. The service aligns with the Aruba Tourism Authority’s diversification strategy, seeking to increase market share in long-haul markets in Latin America. Ronella Croes, CEO of the Aruba Tourism Authority, noted that these markets are known for their longer stays and higher spending, predicting a significant economic benefit for the island.
This new nonstop service is the result of detailed negotiations and planning, demonstrating LATAM’s commitment to offering more travel options for its customers. It also represents a significant step in strengthening diplomatic and economic relations between Peru and Aruba, as well as promoting cultural exchange. With its potential to drive economic growth and boost tourism, the route is viewed as a win-win for both LATAM Airlines and Aruba.