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Formed in 2007 and started operations in 2009. Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Peru was established in 1821, covers an area of 1,285,216 sq km, its population is 24 million, its capital is Lima, and its official language is Spanish.
November 2007: Peruvian Airlines (PRV) was founded by Ernesto Jocharnowitz.
August 2009: 737-204 (22640, OB-1839-P), and 737-230 (22133, OB-1851-P), AerGo (CLJ) leased.
October 2009: Peruvian Airlines (PRV) received its Air Operations Certificate (AOC) from the Peruvian aviation authority.
January 2010: Peruvian Airlines (PRV) is the new flag carrier of Peru.
(IATA) Code: P9.
Main Base: Jorge Chavez International Airport.
Destinations: Arequipa; Cuzco; Iquitos; Lima; & Tacna.
737-3Q4 (24210, PR-BRB), ex-OceanAir (ONE)/BRA Transportes Aereas (BRW), Aviation Capital Group (CGP) leased.
August 2011: Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communication grounded Peruvian Airlines (PRV) for safety reasons on August 18 for 90 days, according to the Aviation Safety Network (ASN).
An audit by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) of Peru in April “revealed several safety shortcomings and resulted in 10 corrective actions that needed to be accomplished by (PRV),” said the (ASN). A 2nd (DGAC) inspection in August resulted in the suspension.
September 2012: Peruvian Airlines (PRV) has taken delivery of a 1st ex-Sky Express (Russia) (SEX) 737-53C (24825) on lease from Aviation Capital Group (CGP). It had so far only operated a fleet consisting of 737-200 and 737-300 airplanes with 2 ex-Aerosur (REO) 737-300s also recently being delivered as part of the contract with (CGP).
January 2014: 737-48E (27630, N763AG), Aviation Capital Group (CGP) leased, ferried from Victorville to Lima.
April 2014: Peruvian Airlines ((IATA) Code: P9, based at Lima) (PRV) is looking to expand its market base with the launch of its 1st international flights to Chile and Bolivia. According to the Peruvian press, the routes will cover Lima to Santiago de Chile International, and La Paz El Alto in Bolivia, via Cuzco.
(PRV) currently offers extensive connections across the country to Arequipa, Iquitos, Cuzco, Piura, Pucallpa, Tacna, and Tarapoto using a fleet of 737 Classics.
April 2015: Peruvian Airlines (PRV) has ended DC-8F cargo operations with the return of its only freighter, a DC-8-73F (45990, OB-2059-P), to its owner SkyBus Jet Cargo (Las Vegas McCarran) "Aerotransport" has reported. The 47 year-old jet, formerly in Peru, will now revert to its original registration of (N807DH) in the USA.
Despite their age, DC-8F freighters are still on the books of operators around the world.
July 2015: (APG) has been appointed as the General Sales Agent (GSA) of Peruvian Airlines (PRV) in Argentina and Costa Rica and will be providing full sales and marketing services as well as call center facilities.
February 2017: 737-530 (24945, N945AU) bought from (AOG) Logistics.
March 2018: Visit Peruvian rope bridge.
In the region of Cusco in Peru, a unique centuries-old Incan tradition continues to this day. Each year, during the 2nd week of June, hundreds of locals gather to hand build a new Q’eswachaka bridge over the Apurímac River. The 124-foot-long rope bridge is meant to honor the Andean gods. Using only natural fibers and no small measure of dedication and teamwork, the community tears down the previous year’s bridge and constructs a new one in an epic 3-day feat. Master builders Eleuterio Callo Tapia and Victoriano Arizapana took us through the process and even invited us to the ensuing celebration.
This "Great Big Story" was made in partnership with Peru (www.peru.travel). This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world.