Yesterday, the first regular flight between Rio Branco, in Acre state, and Cuzco, in Peru, was inaugurated. The flight, operated by StarPeru, will be able to transport 78 passengers. The approximately 1-hour flights will leave Rio Branco on Mondays and Fridays.
The opening of the route is another step toward Brazil-Peru border integration, in line with what Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Alan García set forth at the Summits in Rio Branco (April 2009), Lima (December 2009) and Manaus (June 2010). The flights between Rio Branco and Cuzco will also help to strengthen tourism and bilateral trade, with positive reflects for the development of the border region.