Key data on the aeronautical sector for Civil Aviation Day in Peru

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September 23 marks Civil Aviation Day in Peru and the 112th anniversary of the heroic deed of Jorge Chávez, the first pilot to cross the Alps and the greatest hero of aviation in our country. Within the framework of this event, the airline low cost sky presents 5 facts you did not know about this great industry:

  • Economic impact: Aviation is a catalyst for economic growth, especially in sectors such as tourism or foreign trade. According to studies by Oxford Economics and the ICAO, for every US$100 spent on air transport services, an additional demand of US$325 is generated. Likewise, for every 100 jobs created by the sector directly, an additional demand of more than 600 jobs is generated in other sectors.
  • Recovery: According to figures from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, from January to July of this year, more than 6.5 million passengers were transported nationwide, which represents an increase of 80.9% compared to the similar period in 2021. However, it has not yet been obtain figures similar to those obtained at pre-pandemic levels, having registered more than 7.6 million domestic passengers in 2019.
Airplanes are the fastest medium in the world. Unlike other means of transportation, a commercial aircraft travels at a speed of between 800 and 900 kilometers per hour. (Photo: Pexel)
  • The safest means of transport in the world: A study carried out by the World Health Organization revealed that airplanes continue to be the safest transport in the world. This situation is explained by the high standards and strict regulations that are required in the industry, in addition to compliance with various protocols, which are millimetrically measured from the moment of takeoff to the landing of the aircraft.
  • The speed of a flight is between 800 and 900 km/h: Airplanes are the fastest medium in the world. Unlike other means of transportation, a commercial aircraft travels at a speed of between 800 and 900 kilometers per hour, approximately. This represents an important benefit in countries like Peru, where the average flight time between Lima and Cusco, the tourist capital of our country, is 1 hour and 11 minutes, 15 hours less than the time it would take to arrive by land.
  • Innovation in this industry is constant: The aeronautical sector is very active in technological research. In recent years, high-end systems have been incorporated for satellite navigation, which allow the exact location of the aircraft to be determined, without the need to use ground instruments as a guide.

It should be noted that, in Peru, until before the pandemic, air transport generated approximately 340,000 jobs and contributed 2.6% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). As a consequence of the COVID-19 restrictions, tourism and the aeronautical sector were greatly affected.

Currently, according to IATA, in Peru, domestic air transport is at 90% of its capacity and international air transport is at 70%, compared to pre-pandemic levels.

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