Against a hillside packed with huts and houses, an An-24RV of TAA, or T doble A, bakes on the Cuzco concrete. Russian aircraft are widely used in Peru.
Lima-based Aero Continente has been instrumental in introducing low-fare services throughout Peru, and is now planning to start international routes.
A circle of yellow-painted stones mark the helipad at Aguas Calientes, where the hard-working, radar-equipped Mil Mi-8AMT OB-1639 transports visitors to see the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
TANS is the commercial arm of the Peruvian Air Force and operates scheduled services with Boeing 737s and this single F28 Fellowship.
In comparison, Aero Condor flies smaller aircraft, such as this Beech King Air, to smaller towns across the country.