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Cusco's Aeropuerto Internacional Alejanfro Velasco Astete (CUZ) is a 20 minute taxi ride from the city centre (official airport taxis cost around S/.20 to S/.25). Although it calls itself an international airport the only direct international flights are from La Paz, Bolivia. When flying to Cusco from North Amerca, Europe or Australia you will have to fly to Lima (LIM) first and then take a domestic flight to Cusco (CUZ). There are daily flights from Cusco to Lima, Juliaca (Lake Titicaca), Arequipa & Puerto Maldonado. During the raining season there are frequently delays and cancellations especially to Puerto Maldonado. The mornings tend to have better weather with stronger winds in the afternoon. When flying into and out of Cusco it is recommended to take the earliest flights possible as later ones are more likely to be delayed or cancelled. This is even more important if you have international connections.
Flight time Lima to Cusco 1 hour 20 minutes.
LATAM Airlines (formerly LAN Airlines) is an airline based in Santiago, Chile. As the principal Chilean airline, it is also Chile's flag carrier. LATAM is the largest airline in Latin America, with flights to Latin America, United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Oceania, and Europe. It is a member of the One World Airline Alliance (together with American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia & Quantas amongst others) so it should be possible to purchase domestic flights through your local travel agent when booking your international flight. Their web site also allows online reservations and secure payments. Domestic flights between the following major cities in Peru: Lima - Cusco (more than 20 flights per day each way), Lima - Arequipa AQP (6 flights per day each way), Arequipa - Juliaca, Lake Titicaca (4 flights per day each way), Cusco - Puerto Maldonado (2 flights per day each way). Other cities serviced by LAN include Chiclayo, Iquitos, Pucallpa, Piura, Tacna & Trujillo.
Avianca is the national airline and flag carrier of Colombia. It is alos the world's second oldest airline after KLM and celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2009 when it mergerd with TACA. It is a member of the Star Alliance and has a codeshare agreement with United Airlines.
Lima - Cusco (4 flights per day each way), Other cities serviced by Peruvian Airlines include Arequipa, Piura, Juliaca, Trujillo, Puerto Maldonado & Iquitos
Peruvian Airlines is, not surprisingly, an airline based in Peru. It was founded in 2007 and commenced operations in October 2008. It has a fleet of 12 aircraft all Boeing 737s.
Lima - Cusco (4 flights per day each way), Other cities serviced by Peruvian Airlines include Arequipa, Chiclayo, Iquitos, Piura & Tacna
StarPeru is a Peruvian airline. It started operating scheduled domestic flights in 2005. It now has a fleet of 10 aircraft mainly BAe 146.
Lima - Cusco (3 flights per day each way), Other cities serviced by Starperu include Tarapoto, Pucallpa, Iquitos, Cajamarca, Puerto Maldonado, Talara & Ayacucho.
Peruvian airline. Lima - Cusco (5 flights per day each way), Other cities serviced by LCPeru include Andahuaylas, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Huaraz, Tingo Maria, Arequipa, Chiclayo & Trujillo.
Peru Treks & Adventure Tour Operator
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Specialists, working to help the community
Office Address: Avenida Pardo 540 (in the corner of the small park), Cusco, Peru
Telephone: 00 51 84 222722 (from overseas), 084 222722 (from within Peru), 222722 (from Cusco)