Australia‘s Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester announced (24-May-2017) a new aviation agreement between Australia and Peru has been signed. The bilateral agreement on air services will facilitate opportunities for new services between the two countries, supporting tourism, encouraging investment and improving cultural and people-to-people links. Mr Chester stated: “both Australian and Peruvian airlines will be able to provide air services between countries either using their own aircraft or via codeshare arrangements with other airlines. Australia and Peru have enjoyed a strong tourism, trade and investment relationship which has continued to grow. In 2015, there were 3500 short-term arrivals to Australia from Peru, an increase of 12.7% year on year, while nearly 40,000 Australians visited Peru”.