IATA Outlines Priorities for Peruvian Aviation

19 September 2010 (Last Updated September 19th, 2010 18:30)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has outlined key focus areas for Peru's aviation industry to strengthen its position in Latin America. To improve safety, IATA's director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani has recommended that the Peruvian Government make the IATA Op

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has outlined key focus areas for Peru's aviation industry to strengthen its position in Latin America.

To improve safety, IATA's director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani has recommended that the Peruvian Government make the IATA Operational Safety Audit a requirement for all aircraft flying to and from the country.

IATA also stated that it is working with the Peruvian civil aviation authority to introduce a more efficient approach and departure procedures to save ten minutes off flight times at Peru's main airports.

Bisignani has also asked the government to review its $18m in charges for fuel uplift and address its complex taxation structure.

IATA has also recommended that Peru liberalise ownership and open air service links with other countries to generate 77,000 jobs and increase gross domestic product by $3.2bn.