I read on some forums that LAN pilots and their planes are better trained/certified for trips within Peru (specifically the LIM-CUZ route) in comparison to other Peruvian airlines, which means LAN can still fly if the weather is no longer that good and other airlines cancel the flights.
As I only found this out after I booked my TACA flights (and they are non refundable) I just want to find out if this is really true?
Both airlines use the A319 and A320 for these routes and I find it strange that one airline can use their Airbus for these route because they are certified and the other cannot. Also how are pilots trained for an airport and others are not? Is it not a safety hazard if TACA pilots are not trained to fly in adverse weather?
Also is it true that Cusco airport closes in the afternoon? Can flights still depart if lets say the flight is delayed until 5pm for exmple?
thanks for any valuable feedback. I am a bit worried as I am flying in Peru in February and apparently delays and cancellations are very common.