Taca Peru will launch domestic services, using two Airbus A319s, on 1 October.

The airline, formally known as TransAm, will be Peru's second carrier to start operations after the demise of Aeroperu. International flights will begin in November.

The airline, 49% owned by the El Salvador-based Grupo TACA and 51% by Peruvian businessman Daniel Ratti, will launch with routes from capital Lima to the tourist city of Cuzco and the Amazonian town of Iquitios. It hopes to add daily flights to Mexico City, Miami, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires from 1 November.

Since the demise of Aeroperu, the Peruvian market has been dominated by Aero Continente. Lan Peru, 49% owned by Lan Chile, recently began operations and has taken a small share of the market, with state-owned Tans holding a marginal share.

Source: Flight International