Updated on 02/02/2021 09:01 pm
In the midst of the worst crisis in commercial aviation due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Transportation Commission of the Congress of the Republic approved by majority this Tuesday a bill that declares the creation of a national airline of interest .
Initially the Draft Law 6153/2020-CR, had the approach to create the flag airline, presented by Congressman Luis Simeón Hurtado (Popular Action).
In the process of debate, the text was modified eliminating the investment amount proposal and remaining as a declaration of interest. However, in the legislative proposal changes are proposed in the law that regulates commercial aviation, which paves the way for the creation of the flag line.
The opinion of the Transport Commission, which was approved by 9 votes in favor and one against.
The legislators who supported the project were: Luis Simeón Hurtado and Manuel Merino (Popular Action); Robledo Gutarra Ramos and Richard Rubio Gariza (Frepap); Eduardo Acate Coronel and Alexander Hidalgo Zamalloa (Alliance for Progress)
Also, Carlos Fernández Chacón (Frente Amplio), Robinson Gupioc (Podemos Peru) and María Bartolo Romero (New Constitution). He voted alone against Mártires Lizana (Popular Force).
“Who wouldn’t want their country to have a flag carrier?”said Rubio Gariza, who gave Germany, France, Portugal, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Spain and Russia with flag airlines as an example.
According to the project, the objective is that the State “The creation of the “Peruvian Flag Air Line” is declared of national interest and of preferential public need (ALPERU), for the provision of regular and non-regular air transport services for passengers and cargo at the national and international level, economic and safe, within the framework of the Political Constitution of Peru, Law 27261, Law of Civil Aeronautics of the Peru and Law No. 26887, General Law of Companies. “.