Central American airline TACA announced this week the expansion of operations with two new routes linking Peru and Uruguay and San Salvador with the California city of Oakland. The flights will be officially inaugurated next October and November.
"TACA thus becomes the only airline to have direct flights between Lima and Montevideo with the possibility of connections to other regional cities such as Caracas, Bogota, Quito, Guayaquil, Sao Paulo, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires", said Estuardo Ortiz spokesperson for TACA in Guatemala. The South American route linking Lima with Montevideo begins next October 21, with flights leaving Peru on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday; from Montevideo on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Ortiz said that Montevideo has become an interesting market "because of its economic activity and business opportunities. Uruguay has annual exports of goods and services exceeding 6 billion US dollars and is an excellent country for international tourism". The second route linking San Salvador with Oakland takes off November 16 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and return trip from California on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. With this new link, TACA will have nine direct connections between Central America and the main cites of United States. "California is the richest state of the Union, has a booming tourism and entertainment industry and is well ahead in scientific research and business development", said Ortiz.