British Airways adds the only direct route from Gatwick to Lima

Machu Picchu, PeruMachu Picchu, Peru (c) flickr/Pedro Szekely

From Summer 2016 travellers will be able to fly direct to Lima, Peru’s capital courtesy of British Airways putting making this South American country more accessible.

The three times a week service in the summer months will operate a three-cabin British Airways Boeing 777, with the route starting from May 4, 2016, and offering holiday-makers and business travellers the only direct flights between London and Lima.

Year-round prices start from £765 for those flying in World Traveller, £1,185 in World Traveller Plus and £2,549 for those relaxing in fully-flat Club World seats, and all fares include taxes and charges.

Lynne Embleton, British Airways’ managing director at Gatwick said:

[quote_box_center]With the world-famous Inca Trail and the incredible citadel of Machu Picchu, there’s nowhere quite like Peru. Its rich cultural heritage make it one of the most popular places in South America to visit and explore.

It is great to be the only airline to offer direct services between London and Peru. Lima is a fantastic gateway to some of the most dramatic places to visit in South America and will also provide a new link for British business seeking to invest in Peru’s growing market.[/quote_box_center]

Read also: 8 ways to explore Peru on a budget

Lima is the latest destination to have been launched by British Airways and follows hot on the heels of Costa Rica, which was announced as the airline’s latest new route from Gatwick earlier this month.

Other new holiday-friendly routes started this year from Gatwick by British Airways include Cagliari, Madeira and Seville, with flights due to start soon to Sharm El Sheikh, Valencia and Vienna.