The Avianca-TACA Group carrier placed the aircraft, an E-190-100AR (reg N988TA, serial 19000399) into service on 15 February 2011, on new domestic routes linking Lima with Tarapoto and Trujillo.
TACA International, the El Salvador-based sister carrier already operates six E-190s from an order for twelve placed in September 2007, with four more operated by the Group's Costa Rican arm, LACSA and one aircraft on backlog for delivery in 2012. Prior to what is a major expansion of domestic services, TACA Peru operated only one domestic route, between Lima and Cuzco. A third new domestic route, from Lima to Lake Titicaca, was also launched on 15 February 2011, flown by the carrier's single Airbus A320. Created in 1999 as TransAm by Daniel Rattii and Ernesto Mahle, the airline adopted its current identity in 1999 after Grupo TACA acquired Mahle's 49 per cent shareholding. TACA Peru previously focussed primarily on operating international services from LIma to destinations throughout South and Central America and to Mexico City and Miami, using three A319s as its mainstay.
Fri, Feb 18 2011 10:16 AM
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