British Airways will launch its new service between London Gatwick and Lima on May 4, and is celebrating with a special in-flight menu created by award-winning Peruvian chef Martin Morales.
The dishes will be served on the route in all classes until June 4, and include causa de camaron – mashed yellow potatoes, layered fresh prawns and Amarillo chilli, and bistec escabechado – grilled soy and cumin marinated beef fillet with pickled tomato and onion salsa and sweet corn puree.
Club World passengers will also be offered pisco sour cocktails.
Morales is executive chef at London’s Ceviche Soho, Ceviche Old St and Andina restaurants.
The carrier’s B777 service will operate three times-weekly in the summer months, and twice-weekly in winter, as follows:
From May 4 – October 29:
- Wednesday – departs Gatwick at 1310 and arrives into Lima at 1945
- Friday and Sunday – departs Gatwick at 1155 and arrives into Lima at 1830
From October 30:
- Wednesday and Sunday – departs Gatwick at 1015 and arrives into Lima at 1755
Commenting on the new route Lynne Embleton, British Airways’ managing director at Gatwick said:
“It is great to be the only airline to offer direct services between London and Peru. Lima is a fantastic gateway to some of the most dramatic places to visit in South America and will also provide a new link for British business seeking to invest in Peru’s growing market.”