First Star Perú BAe 146 painted

Star Perú BAe 146-100 A5-RGE

Star Perú BAe 146-100 A5-RGE (Miguel Cano Alva Vidal)

Star Perú has painted the first of two former Druk Air BAe 146-100s into their colors. Like the rest of the airline’s fleet, E1199 has colorful pictures of local sites and peoples on her tail, using photographs provided by photographer Miguel Cano Alva Vidal. A group shot of local people wearing indigenous costumes is on the starboard side, and a view of the town of Arequipa, with the Bolognesi Bridge in the foreground and Misti Volcano in the background, is on the port side. E1199 still wears Bhutanese registration A5-RGE, but is scheduled to be placed on the Perúvian register soon. The airline plans to use the 146 to open routes to four new domestic destinations: Cajamarca, Talara, Tumbes, and Puerto Maldonado. Later, services to Arica (Chile), La Paz (Bolivia), and Rio Branco (Brazil) will also be added.

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