Airport industry calls on Peruvian government to remove operating restrictions to accelerate aviation recovery

Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) and Peruvian airports are urging the government to remove operating and capacity restrictions to accelerate the recovery of air transport in the country.

ACI’s preliminary data for December 2021 indicates that Peru’s airport traffic ended 36% below December 2019. The 2021 year ended with a 53% drop in traffic in Peru and 40% in the entire region.

Peruvian airports have been very responsible in implementing all sanitary protocols recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI) and the major international health organizations. Multiple studies have shown that the most effective way to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is through the use of facemasks and vaccination.

The air transport sector is critical to Peru’s economic and social development. The pandemic has hit aviation and tourism extremely hard and it is important to eliminate all measures that would delay the recovery of these key sectors for the economy of the country.

Author: ACI-LAC