A South American low-cost carrier is launching nonstop service to the United States for the first time.
As of June 7, 2022, Chile-based SKY Airline will operate flights through its Peruvian subsidiary between Lima (LIM) and Miami (MIA).
“With this [new route], we will be the first Peruvian low-cost carrier to arrive in the U.S., operating nonstop, low-cost flights,” said José Raúl Vargas, Managing Director at SKY Airline Peru.
Here’s what you need to know about SKY Airline’s arrival in the U.S.
SKY’S U.S. Debut
SKY’s flights between Lima and Miami will operate 5 times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays according to the following schedule:
- Depart Miami (MIA) 9:35 a.m. — Arrive Lima (LIM) 2:35 p.m.
- Depart Lima (LIM) 1:05 a.m. — Arrive Miami (MIA) 7:55 a.m.
The airline hopes the route will be a success and indicated that it could increase service to daily should the demand be there.
This route will be flown with the airline’s Airbus A320neo aircraft. SKY became just the second airline in the world to boast a fleet comprised entirely of “neo” aircraft, which are some of the most modern and fuel-efficient aircraft flying today.
This Route Has Money-Making Potential
The decision to enter into a new market for the first time, especially when it involves the U.S., isn’t easy to make. However, those in charge at SKY Airline have picked an excellent route for which to launch U.S. service.
When it enters the market, SKY will be the only low-cost airline operating a nonstop flight between Miami and the Peruvian capital, putting it in a good position for generating business among those who would like to travel on a budget. However, it should be noted that low-cost-carrier Spirit Airlines flies nonstop between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) — just up the road from Miami — and Lima.
Taking a look ahead at the summer months, we’re finding one-way fares on the route from just $65 — a fraction of the average fares with the full-service carriers that operate the route: American Airlines and LATAM. Both of these airlines operate at least 1 daily service on the route should you prefer to redeem miles or would like to fly in a premium cabin.
Hot Tip: You’d be surprised at just how inexpensive it can be to get to South America using points.
Soon, flyers will have another low-cost option for flying nonstop between South Florida and Peru’s bustling capital city. We’re always excited to see a new airline land on our shores and hope this is just the first step of a wider U.S. expansion for SKY.
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