Airline says overweight tourists must pay for extra seat to fly over Nazca Lines

Airline says overweight tourists must pay for extra seat to fly over Nazca Lines

The tourist airline Aeroparacas has sent out the following communique:

Lima, 23 de Marzo del 2011

Attention: Travel Agents

Aeroparacas six-seat CessnaI am writing to inform you that any passenger whose weight exceeds of 95 kilos (209 pounds) will have to pay the full 100% fare for another seat. This is because the aircraft have stipulated weight limits, and we are already having problems with this situation, due to passengers exceeding the weight. This rule is for safety, given that a plane flying over its carrying capacity can result in an accident. This is regulated by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, according to the weight and balance of the plane as indicated ​​by the manufacturer.

Aeroparacas six-seat Cessna interiorFor that reason, passengers who exceed the indicated weight limit will not be able to fly or, as previously stated, will have to pay for an additional seat.

Passengers will be weighed at the airport before departure of the scheduled flight, and will be required to present a current valid passport. No photocopies will be accepted.

Sincerely,

BASAURI CIRO GUERRA
General Manager
AeroParacas

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