Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Jose Silva said Monday the new flagship airline aims to connect the country with important destinations to which private firms do not fly.
The creation of the flagship airline was announced by Peruvian President Ollanta Humala in his inaugural address to the nation on July 28.
"The main purpose of this proposal is for Peru to be have more connections. Therefore, it is necessary to have an airline that reaches important destinations to which private firms do not fly," Silva stated.
He added that his ministry also aims to create highways or roads that lead to tourist areas such as the famous Kuelap fortress in Amazonas.
Minister Silva recalled that during the last board meeting of the National Confederation of Private Business Instructions (Confiep), Humala invited private capitals to invest in the national airline.