Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Australia–Peru aviation agreement signed

Media Release

DC129/2017

24 May 2017

  • Bilateral agreement on air services signed in Canberra today, facilitating opportunities for new services between Australia and Peru
  • Agreement will support Australia's tourism industry, encourage investment and improve cultural and people-to-people links

Australia and Peru have signed an agreement to formally establish a treaty-level air services framework between the two countries for the first time.

Peru's Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Eduardo Ferreyros Kuppers joined Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester in signing the agreement at Parliament House in Canberra today.

“This Agreement further strengthens bilateral relationships between our two countries, and will enable increased tourism and trade opportunities,” Mr Chester said.

“Both Australian and Peruvian airlines will be able to provide air services between countries either using their own aircraft or via code share 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 3,500 short-term arrivals to Australia from Peru, an increase of 12.7 per cent on the previous year, while nearly 40,000 Australians visited Peru.

“It's great to see growing connections between our two countries. Inbound and outbound tourism benefits both countries, whether that be giving local business new opportunities right through to sharing each of our cultures.

“I am delighted to see this agreement signed and I look forward to welcoming the people of Peru to our great country in coming years.”