British Airways to launch London to Lima flights

British Airways will launch a direct service from London Gatwick to the Peruvian capital Lima next year.

The new route will be the only direct service between London and Peru
The new route will be the only direct service between London and Peru

The flights will begin on 4 May 2016 and will operate three times weekly in the summer and twice a week in the winter. The new route will be the only direct service between London and Peru and will be operated by a three-class B777 plane.

The summer service will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. On Wednesdays the outbound flight will depart Gatwick at 1:50pm and land in Lima at 8:25pm, with the return flight leaving Lima at 9:55pm and landing in London at 4:15pm the next day. 

On Fridays and Sundays, the flight will leave Gatwick at 11:55am and land in Lima at 6:30pm. The return flight will leave Lima at 8:00pm and land in London at 2:20pm the next day. 

From 30 October 2016 the route will switch to its winter schedule and will operate twice-weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Lynne Embleton, British Airways' managing director at Gatwick, said: "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."


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