BA launches Gatwick flights to Peru

BA flights from Gatwick to Lima started today (Wednesday May 4).

Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 12:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 1:35 pm
11 month old alpacas (L-R) Huxley, Pasty and Marquess and British Airways ambassadors greet customers at Gatwick Airport ahead of British Airways first flight from London Gatwick to Lima today, May 4, 2016. The airline is launching a three-a-week service to the Peruvian capital and fares start from £765 return. Picture by: Stuart Bailey / British Airways SUS-160405-120641001

Passengers were greeted by young alpacas ahead of the airline’s first flight to the Peruvian capital at the North Terminal.

Lynne Embleton, British Airways’ managing director at Gatwick said: “With the world-famous Inca Trail and the incredible citadel of Machu Picchu, there’s nowhere quite like Peru. Its rich cultural heritage make it one of the most popular places in South America to visit and explore.

“It is great to be the only airline to offer direct services between London and Peru. Lima is a fantastic gateway to some of the most dramatic places to visit in South America and will also provide a new link for British business seeking to invest in Peru’s growing market.”

The flights will run three times a week. Year-round prices start from £765 for those flying in World Traveller, £1,185 in World Traveller Plus and £2,549 for those relaxing in fully-flat Club World seats, and all fares include taxes and charges.

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