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Peru Airline Update

An update on the two Peru airline situations we’ve discussed here:

1) Aero Continente, whose flights to the US have been suspended, faces the expiration of its insurance policies on July 10th. The airline says it is confident that it will renew the policies (what the hell else would they say?), but if they don’t, their domestic network will also be in turmoil, as they cannot fly without insurance.

2) LanPeru, which was told to shut down last week by a federal judge, has defied the order and has continued to fly.

In response to all of this mayhem, and the fact the the Copa America soccer tournament is taking place in Peru, the Peruvian government has declared a 90 day state of emergency, allowing Peru’s airlines to outsource their flying to foreign airlines. Good luck if you have a flight down there, though given the soccer tournament, the government will do everything in its power to keep the aviation system relatively normal.

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