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Delta increases capacity between Lima and Atlanta

Tis Meyer / PlanePics.org

Delta increased its capacity between Lima, Peru, and Atlanta this week by 18.5 percent, replacing its Boeing 767-400 with a Boeing 777-200.

Delta will be the only U.S. airline operating in Peru with an aircraft of that size.

“Having a larger aircraft, the Boeing 777 with 46 more seats, reflects market momentum and customer preference,” said Rodrigo Bértola, Delta’s Director – Hispanic South America. “While increased bookings are a way to measure growth, it is equally important to measure customer satisfaction through travel surveys which reflect increased satisfaction with their Delta experience.  Our customers honor us with their choice and loyalty.”

Delta Cargo’s operation in Peru, the largest in Latin America, will also benefit from the Boeing 777’s arrival to Lima. This new aircraft allows Delta to increase the average load factor of 17 tons to 25 tons per flight, supporting the expected increase in cargo volume of agro-industrial products from Peru to markets in Europe and Asia. Currently, Delta transports primarily perishable products such as asparagus, mangos, berries and avocados from Lima.

“Delta’s change in aircraft represents a significant stake in the positive economic momentum Peru is experiencing and a reaffirmation of our commitment to cargo customers who entrust us with their shipments throughout the year,” said Miguel LaTorre, Delta Cargo Manager – Peru. “Delta is a strong choice for Peru to reach not only the United States but also a greater number of markets in Europe where we can offer better transit times to Amsterdam, Paris and Madrid through our main logistics center in Atlanta.”

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