Star Peru adds BAe 146QT freighter

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Lima-based Star Peru is adding a British Aerospace BAe 146QT freighter to its fleet of nine passenger BAe 146s, and plans to introduce regional freighter operations in Peru.

The aircraft was purchased from UK airline Titan Airways under a deal that was arranged by BAE Systems Asset Management through its remarketing agreement with the UK airline.

Delivery of the aircraft has just taken place.

Star Peru was founded in 1997 as a charter operator providing air services into remote jungle airstrips to support oil exploration companies.

The airline commenced scheduled airline services in late 2004. It now has a fleet of two 77/78-seat BAe 146-100s, five 88-seat BAe 146-200s and two 112-seat BAe 146-300s which it deploys on a growing domestic network that embraces services from Lima to 15 destinations and now accounts for some 14% of the Peruvian market.

The airline also started international services to Rio Branco in Brazil in September 2010.