Brussels Airport has shown interest in establishing a direct flight service between Peru and Belgium, as there is currently no flight from Brussels to any South American destination, reported the Commercial Office of Peru in Brussels (OCEX Brussels).
According to OCEX Brussels, representatives of Brussels Airport already talked with executives of the airlines Latam and Avianca to implement this possibility in the medium term.
For that purpose, it has been said that OCEX Brussels was coordinating the visit of senior managers of the airport to Lima in February 2017 to meet with the authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).
According to Brussels Airport, there is an average of 20,000 passengers per year bound for Peru who are required to take flights with airplane changes or to depart/arrive at airports in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) or Paris (France).
“The top management of the Brussels airport believes that because of its privileged geographic location, many Belgian and other European travellers would use Brussels to have a direct flight service to Lima,” said OCEX.
It should be noted that OCEX Brussels has been investigating for some time the possibility of direct flights from Brussels to Peru, in order to boost the arrival of Belgian tourists to that country.
In addition to providing a greater offer of air cargo service for Northern Europe of both fresh and hydrobiological products.
“Greater accessibility would also facilitate the internationalisation of Peruvian SMEs that can visit different European markets from the city of Brussels, located near the main European industrial centres,” OCEX emphasized.
Source: Aeronoticias, Peru
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Comment: Brussels Airlines denied to be interested in flights to Peru. There is indeed a confusion in the original Peruvian article, which writes Brussels Airlines in the title, but discusses about Brussels Airport.