I was in Peru last week. Aeroperu closing it's wings wasn't a surprise
for me, with all the coruption going on (so, i'm told) there. Aero
Continente is an sub par airline, there are rumors that the reason
they offer such low fares is because they lack in maintanance.
Believe me, I've flown 1)Aeroperu---long time ago 2)Aerocontinente
3)Faucette----remember them and 4)Americana. If I had to fly nationally, i'll
would rather take a bus!! Aero Continente does sound a little
value-jettish for me, but i'm accustomed to flying in American's
A300s and LanChile's new 767s. Let's hope Aero Continente's
expansion is for the good. While leaving LIMA the other night,
I did see AeroPeru's airplanes just sitting there, it seemed sad.
By the way, all my family lives in Peru (minus my immediate
family---mother, father) I travel there almost every year.\
Once I flew to Puira, Peru and the damn paint of the plane(A.C.) was chipping
off!! I also noted how careless the baggage handlers just "threw" the
luggage into the luggage compartment of our B737-200 (no hush
kits, these are the real noise makers!!!) Service, was ok, I suppose.
But, I would never again fly on Aero Continente. I hope the rumors
of the Maintance is false for the sake of others!!!