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Ecuador is a republic in north-western South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, by Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean on the west. The country also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 965 km (about 600 mi) west of the mainland. Ecuador straddles the equator and has an area of 272,045 sq km (105,037 sq mi). Quito is the country's capital

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November 13, 2016

LATAM Ecuador [added] was established in Jul2002 as LAN Ecuador

October 15, 2016

TAME Xpress was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of national carrier TAME in Oct2011. Operations started on 15Oct2011 [added]

September 5, 2014

Avianca Ecuador- status changed to 'Active' as airline launched service to Bolivia after name changed from AeroGal update

Airlines

Acuavia   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

AECA Airlines (Aeroservicos Ecuatorianos)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1980 - 2000

^ Comments :   AECA Airlines was formed in 1977. All cargo services from Gyayaquil and Quito

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : 2A : EAE

Aero Amazonico   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aero Cuenca   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2009 - 2011

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aero Ecuador (Air Ecuador)   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2002* - 2002*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aero Shell   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1987* - 2001

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : ESH

Aerocasa   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1990* - 1990*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aerodesa (Aeronaves del Ecuador SA)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1971* - 1972*

^ Comments :   Aerodesa was formed in 1971

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aerogal (Aerolineas Galapagos Ecuador)   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1986 - 2014

^ Comments :   Avianca Ecuador was formed in 1985 as Aerogal, Began operations on 30Jun1986 & renamed to Avianca Ecuador on 18Jun2014

^ Genealogy :    Aerogal >Avianca Ecuador

^ Airline Code : 2K : CLG

Aerolineas Condor   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1978* - 1980*

^ Comments :   Aerolineas Condor was founded in 1978

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aerolineas del Pacifico   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aerolineas Ecuador   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1970s

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aerolineas Galapagos Ecuador   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1986 - 1986*

^ Comments :   Aerogal was founded as Aerolineas Galapagos in 1985 but shortened name

^ Genealogy :    Aerolineas Galapagos >Aerogal

^ Airline Code :  

Aeromaster Airways   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1989 - date

^ Comments :   Aeromaster Airways was formed in 1989

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aeroturismo Savac   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Andes Internacional   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           **** - ****

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Cuenca   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2010 - 2011

^ Comments :   Air Cuenca operations started on 04Jun2010 & ceased on 21Jun2011

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Ecuador (i)   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2008 - 2010*

^ Comments :   Air Ecuador was founded in 2007 offering international and regional scheduled services

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : N5 : CCU

Air Ecuador (ii)   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2002)

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Americana de Aviacion   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1975* - 1975*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : RE : ---

Anda   

^ Status :          Unconfirmed

^ Dates :           (****)

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Andes Airlines (Aerolineas Nacionales del Ecuador SA)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1966 - 1998

^ Comments :   Andes Airlines was founded in 1961

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : ED : EDA

AREA-Ecuador (Aerovias Ecuatorianas CA)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1951 - 1970

^ Comments :   AREA-Ecuador took over ATESA in 1949

^ Genealogy :    ATESA >>AREA-Ecuador

^ Airline Code :  

ARICSA Jet Cargo (Aero InterContinental)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1993* - 1994

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

ATESA (Aero Taxis Ecuatorianos SA)   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1960 - 2006*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

ATESA (Aero Transportes Ecuatorianos SA)   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1948 - 1949

^ Comments :   AREA-Ecuador took over ATESA in 1949

^ Genealogy :    ATESA >>AREA-Ecuador

^ Airline Code :  

Austro Aereo   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1996 - 2003

^ Comments :   Austro Aereo was formed in 1996. Scheduled passenger service within Ecuador. Declared bankrupt and ceased operating in late 2003

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Avianca Ecuador   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2014 - date

^ Comments :   Avianca Ecuador was formed in 1985 as Aerogal, Began operations on 15Aug1986 & renamed to Avianca Ecuador on 18Jun2014. Operations started on 01Sep2014

^ Genealogy :    Aerogal >Avianca Ecuador

^ Airline Code : 2K : GLG

Aviandina   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           **** - ****

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

AVICO Tours   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1969* - 1970

^ Comments :   AVICO Tours was founded in 1969

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aviopacifico   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1986* - 1998

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

CEA (Compania Ecuatoriana de Aviacion)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1957 - 1974

^ Comments :   CEA was founded in May1957 & commenced operations in Aug1957. Empresa Ecuatoriana de Aviación, a state-owned company that took over the routes, liabilities, and assets of CEA

^ Genealogy :    CEA +>Ecuatoriana

^ Airline Code :  

CEDTA (Compania Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos)   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1950 - 1979*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

CIASA (Compania Internacional Area SA)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1974* - 1974*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Compania Aero Amazonas   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1971* - 1971*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

DHL Ecuador (Trans Am Aero Express del Ecuador)   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1991 - date

^ Comments :   DHL Ecuador was established and started operations in 1991

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : 7T : RTM

Ecuatoriana (Empresa Ecuatoriana de Aviación)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1975 - 2006

^ Comments :   Ecuatoriana was was formed in May1975, the national airline of Ecuador with the assets of Compañía Ecuatoriana de Aviación. Suspended operations 1993 - 1998

^ Genealogy :    Compañía Ecuatoriana de Aviación +>Ecuatoriana

^ Airline Code : EU : EEA

EDSAN (Aero Commercial Edsan)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Equinoccial Air   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1999* - 2004*

^ Comments :   Equinoccial Air was founded in 1999

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Heli-Pet   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1996* - 1996*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

ICARO Express   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1971 - 2011

^ Comments :   ICARO Express was formed in 1971 as Instituto Civil Aeronautico. On 20Jun2011 Icaro filed for bankruptcy

^ Genealogy :    Instituto Civil Aeronautico >ICARO Express

^ Airline Code : X8 : ICD

Instituto Civil Aeronautico   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1971* - 1971

^ Comments :   ICARO Express was formed in 1971 as Instituto Civil Aeronautico

^ Genealogy :    Instituto Civil Aeronautico >ICARO Express

^ Airline Code :  

LAC (Linea Aerea Cuencana)   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2012 - date

^ Comments :   LAC was formed as the successor to Air Cuenca. Took delivery of its first aircraft, a Bombardier CRJ- 700 in May2012 and believed to have launched domestic services shortly thereafter

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

LAN Ecuador   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           2003 - 2008

^ Comments :   LATAM Ecuador was established in Jul2002 as LAN Ecuador & started operations on 28Apr2003. On 24Dec2008, LATAM Ecuador received approval to begin domestic operations, which were launched in Mar2009

^ Genealogy :    LAN Ecuador >LATAM Ecuador

^ Airline Code : XL : LNE

LATAM Airlines Ecuador   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2008 - date

^ Comments :   LATAM Ecuador was established in Jul2002 as LAN Ecuador & started operations on 28Apr2003. On 24Dec2008, LATAM Ecuador received approval to begin domestic operations, which were launched in Mar2009

^ Genealogy :    LAN Ecuador >LATAM Ecuador

^ Airline Code :  

Linea Internacional Aerea   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1958* - 1963

^ Comments :   Linea Internacional Aerea was formed in 1858

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Linea Internationale Agros   

^ Status :          Unconfirmed

^ Dates :           (****)

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

SAEREO (Servicos Aereos Ejecutivos)   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1995 - date

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : SRO

SAETA (Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1966 - 2000

^ Comments :   SAETA was founded in 1966 as an international and regional passenger and cargo airline

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : EH : SET

SAN (Servicios Aereos Nacionales)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1964 - 2000

^ Comments :   SAN (Servicios Aereos Nacionales) was founded in 1964. Operated scheduled domestic services from Guayaquil. Ceased operations in early 2000

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : WB : SAN

SANTA (Servicios Aereos Nacionales de Territorialeses)   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           **** - ****

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

SARCO   

^ Status :          Unconfirmed

^ Dates :           (****)

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

SEDTA (Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aéreos )   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1938* - 1942*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Sudamericana de Aviación   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2014)

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

TACA Ecuador   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2004)

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

TAME (Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuadorianos)   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1962 - 1963*

^ Comments :   TAME was founded as a branch of Ecuadorian Air Force on 17Dec1962. Inaugural flight was on 04Dec1962. Renamed to Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuatorianos & then TAME again

^ Genealogy :    TAME (Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuadorianos) >Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuadorianos >TAME

^ Airline Code : EQ : ---

TAME Amazonía   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2014 - date

^ Comments :   TAME Amazonía was set up by TAME for services to remote communities

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

TAME Linea Aerea De Ecuador   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1990 - date

^ Comments :   TAME was founded as a branch of Ecuadorian Air Force on 17Dec1962. Inaugural flight on 04Dec1962. Renamed to Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuatorianos & then TAME again

^ Genealogy :    TAME (Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuadorianos) >Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuadorianos >TAME

^ Airline Code : EQ : TAE

TAME Xpress   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2011 - date

^ Comments :   TAME Xpress was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of national carrier TAME in Oct2011. Operations started on 15Oct2011

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

TAO (Transportes Aereos Orientales)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1948* - 1998

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Transandina Ecuador   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1948* - 1948*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuatorianos   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1989* - 1990

^ Comments :   TAME was founded as a branch of Ecuadorian Air Force on 17Dec1962. Inaugural flight on 04Dec1962. Renamed to Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuatorianos & then TAME again

^ Genealogy :    TAME (Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuadorianos) >Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuadorianos >TAME

^ Airline Code :  

VIAMA (VIas Aereas Manabitas)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1977* - 1995

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : MBT

VIO (Vias Internas Orientalis)   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (1960*)

^ Comments :   VIO (Vias Internas Orientalis) was established to operate internal services from Quito down to points east of the Andes. Did not start operations

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

VIP (Vuelos Internos Privados)  updated

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           2001 - 2012

^ Comments :   VIP (Vuelos Internos Privados) was founded in 1997 & merged into Aerogal in 2012 (Regional scheduled services out of Quito Mariscal Sucre International (UIO))

^ Genealogy :    VIP >>Aerogal >Avianca Ecuador

^ Airline Code : V6 : VUR

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