Peruvian low-cost carrier SKY Airline Peru launched its first service outside of South America this week when its inaugural Lima-Miami flight landed at Miami International Airport on June 7. MIA and airline officials celebrated the U.S. expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included SKY CEO José Ignacio Dougnac, Miami-Dade County Chief Operations Officer Jimmy Morales, and MIA Director and CEO Ralph Cutié.
The airline is scheduled to increase its Lima-Miami service from four to six weekly flights on July 4 and then to daily service on August 1. The new flights will utilize Airbus A320neo aircraft with an all-economy 186-seat configuration.
Sky Airline Peru is a subsidiary of Chile-based SKY Airline, which was named Best South American Low-Cost Airline by SKYTRAX in 2018 and 2019. SKY Airline Peru joins American Airlines and LATAM Airlines in serving the Lima-Miami route. Nearly 700,000 passengers traveled between MIA and Peru in 2019, making it the airport’s 11th– busiest international market pre-pandemic.