LAPERU or Línea Aérea de Bandera del Perú is a government-owned low-cost carrier based at Lima International Airport in Peru. It's the first state-owned low-cost carrier in the world. It would also be the first Peruvian operating domestic routes in Peru. The current Peruvian routes are operated by foreign airlines including Viva Air, Sky Airline, LATAM and Avianca.
The details of the airline launch are yet to be revealed but it's likely that the airline would acquire a fleet of Airbus 320 aircraft operating routes out of Lima International Airport to cities like Cuzco and Trujillo.
As of December 2020, the airline hasn't announced the routes that they will be flying to but it's likely that it would fly to Cuzco and Trujillo from Lima International Airport.
Details of carry-on baggage allowance hasn't been announced. As a general rule, carry-on bags must fit in the overhead lockers and under the seat. No prohibited items are allowed onboard including any fluid exceeding 100ml. Baby milk and food are exempt from these restrictions but it's subject to airport security.
No details are available as of December 2020, but any oversized baggage or any baggage exceeding 32kg would not be accepted by the airline due to international health and safety regulations.
LAPERU hasn't announced whether they'd offer online check-in for its passengers, but as a low-cost airline, it's likely that they would offer this service.
The airline hasn't announced its check-in policies and deadline. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport two hours before the departure time regardless if it's a domestic or international flight. Passengers should report to the airline check-in counters as soon as they arrive. The airline check-in counters should be located in the departure hall at the airport, the exact location would be displayed on the departure information board.
Passengers must report to check-in before the check-in deadline or they may result in loss of fare. If you are not familiar with the airport layout, please leave plenty of time to check-in and boarding.
More details will follow closer to the launch date but there are currently no details on their frequent flyer programme.
LAPERU isn't part of any airline alliances and it may not decide to join any alliances but it has plans to sign codeshare agreements with foreign airlines to offer a vast airline network for Peruvians.
As of December 2020, the airline is planning to deploy a fleet of Airbus 320. However, these plans are not confirmed.
Lima International Airport (LIM) is Peru's main international and domestic airport. It's located in Callao, Peru and 11km from Lima. LATAM Peru is also based at the airport. The airport is serving over 20 million passengers per annum with its single runway and two passenger terminals. Other airlines that fly in and out of the airport are Air France, Delta, Iberia, JetSmart, Sky Airline, Star Peru, Viva Air Peru and many more.