Reallocation of AeroPeru's routes, put up for sale a month ago by the Peruvian Government, may be further delayed by a dispute between the airline's present and former managers.
Minority shareholders who now control AeroPeru's administration have filed charges in Lima against the airline's former managers, who now are mostly in Mexico. They are not prosecuting the charges themselves, which mostly allege mismanagement and tax evasion, but are encouraging the Peruvian Government to seek penalties and recovery of airline shares from its Mexican owners.
Alberto Pandolfi, transport and communications minister, says he must await a judicial review on these claims before he can decide what to do about AeroPeru's routes.
Lima recently revoked the airline's operating permit, a year after the carrier stopped flying. TACA Peru and LanPeru are both keen to takeover AeroPeru's international routes, which have higher yields than domestic services.
Source: Airline Business