Delta is celebrating its 20th anniversary of service to Lima, Peru. During the past two decades, the airline has transported more than 2.7 million customers in and out of the City of Kings using Delta's extensive network in the U.S. and the world.
"Peru is a key business destination in Latin America, as well as an iconic destination for tourism thanks to historic locations such as Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the top archaeological sites in South America," said Luciano Macagno, Managing Director – Latin America and the Caribbean. "I want to thank our team in Peru for ensuring that every flight is a great and memorable experience for each of our customers."
Delta operates a non-stop daily flight from Atlanta to Lima in a Boeing 767-400 aircraft, offering 40 seats in Delta One, 28 seats in Delta Comfort+, and 178 seats in Main Cabin.
|DL 151||ATL at 5:50 p.m.||LIM 11:35 p.m.||Daily|
|DL 150||LIM at 1:05 a.m.||ATL 8:56 a.m.||Daily|
"Delta has been a great partner in offering the best travel experiences to Peruvians and to U.S. travelers wanting to visit Peru for business or leisure," stated Ricardo Acosta, President of the Peruvian Association of Travel Agencies and Tourism. "As Delta grows as a result of its investments and alliances, customers have more options to fulfill their dream vacations or to visit their family and friends in Peru, and the rest of the world."
Customers traveling to and from Lima can enjoy the front cabin experience, Delta One, which offers a luxurious experience, a complimentary amenity kit from TUMI and chef-curated meals paired with wines hand-selected by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. All passengers can also enjoy free mobile messaging and Delta Studio In-Flight entertainment with over 300 movies, 550 TV shows and hundreds of songs and games.
"We want to thank our team in Peru for showing how Delta is a different airline with a culture of excellence. We could not have achieved this milestone without their hard work every day," said Rodrigo Bertola, Director – Central America, Hispanic South America and the Caribbean. "As one of the most important tourist destinations in Latin America, we want to showcase to people traveling to Peru our customer service, on-time performance, and other features that make Delta their preferred choice."
In 2016, Delta increased its capacity between Lima and Atlanta, using a larger aircraft with more seats to operate the route. The increase not only reflected market momentum and customer preference, but also enhanced Delta's cargo operations. Peru is one of the most important markets for cargo in Latin America. Since service to Lima began, capacity has grown from 500 kilos to 15.2 tons per flight currently, resulting in an annual cargo load of approximately 5.5 million kilos per year. The top commodity is asparagus exported to Europe, but Peru is growing in other markets as well and exporting products like mangoes, berries and avocados, among others.
Delta has also allowed the Japanese communities in Peru to travel to their homeland with a connection between Atlanta and Tokyo-Narita. "At Delta Air Lines, we are proud to bring families and friends together; the Japanese communities in Peru have been a part of the Delta family since its beginning," said Santiago Elijovich, General Manager—Hispanic South America.
Delta also gives back to the communities where it operates. The company created a simulated flight experience for 400 students from the Ann Sullivan Center, an educational organization for children with special needs in Lima.
Moreover, Delta has implemented diverse projects to support The Community of Children of The Sagrada Familia orphanage in Peru. Delta's initiatives included providing a comfortable place to read and learn for 800 children, education supplies, and installing a water filtration system.
"At Delta, we always strive to serve the communities where we live and work," said Delia Ortega, Commercial Manager at Delta Peru. "We will keep strengthening our relationship with high-impact organizations with initiatives across Peru."