This week it has been revealed that the Peruvian arm of LATAM, LATAM Peru, will be removing its Lima to Cali service.
This article will cover the details surrounding LATAM Peru’s removal of its Lima to Cali service and the capacity decline the service has had over the past few months.
LATAM Peru Removes Lima – Cali
As per data from AeroRoutes, LATAM Peru will be removing its Lima to Cali in Colombia service come the end of May.
Over the past few months, LATAM Peru has gradually reduced its Lima to Cali service from once operating the route on a three-weekly basis using its Airbus A320 fleet, to now dropping the service to just once weekly operating on a Friday, before stopping the route fully from May 26.
Flight LA2388 will depart Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) at 14.05 p.m. local time and arrive at Cali Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport (CLO) at 17.00 p.m. local time. The return flight LA2389 will leave Cali Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport (CLO) at 18.15 p.m. local and arrive back at Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) at 21.00 p.m.
It is expected that the closure of the route is due to a lack of demand and certainly falls in line with what the LATAM Group is currently doing after a troubling few years in the wake of the Covid pandemic.
The removal of underperforming routes from their network should hopefully spring the LATAM Group back to more profitable times and even possibly the return to growth for the South American carrier group.
At present LATAM’s Peruvian arm operates just two Airbus A319s, however, the carrier often uses aircraft from its Chile arm with a fleet total of 146 aircraft, including 74 Airbus A320s, which is a mix of CEOs and NEOs.