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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

Airline

Operating Dates
[Unsure]  Acuavia   

2004* - 2006*

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[Inactive]  AECA Airlines (Aeroservicos Ecuatorianos)   

1980 - 2000

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

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[Unsure]  Aero Amazonico   

1990* - 1990*

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[Inactive]  Aero Cuenca   

2009 - 2011

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[Unsure]  Aero Ecuador (Air Ecuador)   

2002* - 2002*

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[Inactive]  Aero Shell   

1987* - 2001

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[Inactive]  Aerocasa   

1990* - 1990*

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[Inactive]  Aerodesa (Aeronaves del Ecuador SA)   

1971* - 1972*

^ Comments : Aerodesa was formed in 1971

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[Renamed]  Aerogal (Aerolineas Galapagos Ecuador)   

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

[Unsure]  Aerolineas Condor   

1978* - 1980*

^ Comments : Aerolineas Condor was founded in 1978

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[Unsure]  Aerolineas del Pacifico   

2004* - 2006*

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[Unsure]  Aerolineas Ecuador   

1970s

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[Renamed]  Aerolineas Galapagos Ecuador   

1986 - 1986*

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

^ Genealogy : Aerolineas Galapagos >Aerogal

[Active]  Aeromaster Airways   

1989 - date

^ Comments : Aeromaster Airways was formed in 1989

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[Unsure]  Aeroturismo Savac   

1978* - 1979*

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[Inactive]  Air Andes Internacional   

**** - ****

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[Inactive]  Air Cuenca   

2010 - 2011

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

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[Not started]  Air Ecuador   

(2002)

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[Unsure]  Air Ecuador   

2008 - 2010*

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

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[Unsure]  Americana de Aviacion   

1975* - 1975*

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[Unconfirmed]  Anda   

(****)

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[Inactive]  Andes Airlines (Aerolineas Nacionales del Ecuador SA)   

1966 - 1998

^ Comments : Andes Airlines was founded in 1961

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[Inactive]  AREA-Ecuador (Aerovias Ecuatorianas CA)   

1951 - 1970

^ Comments : AREA-Ecuador took over ATESA in 1949

^ Genealogy : ATESA >>AREA-Ecuador

[Inactive]  ARICSA Jet Cargo (Aero InterContinental)   

1993* - 1994

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[Unsure]  ATESA (Aero Taxis Ecuatorianos SA)   

1960 - 2006*

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[Renamed]  ATESA (Aero Transportes Ecuatorianos SA)   

1948 - 1949

^ Comments : AREA-Ecuador took over ATESA in 1949

^ Genealogy : ATESA >>AREA-Ecuador

[Inactive]  Austro Aereo   

1996 - 2003

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

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[Active]  Avianca Ecuador   

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

[Unsure]  Aviandina   

**** - ****

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[Inactive]  AVICO Tours   

1969* - 1970

^ Comments : AVICO Tours was founded in 1969

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[Inactive]  Aviopacifico   

1986* - 1998

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[Inactive]  CEA (Compania Ecuatoriana de Aviacion)   

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

[Unsure]  CEDTA (Compania Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos)   

1950 - 1979*

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[Inactive]  CIASA (Compania Internacional Area SA)   

1974* - 1974*

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[Unsure]  Compania Aero Amazonas   

1971* - 1971*

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[Active]  DHL Ecuador (Trans Am Aero Express del Ecuador)   

1991 - date

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

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[Inactive]  Ecuatoriana (Empresa Ecuatoriana de Aviación)   

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

[Inactive]  EDSAN (Aero Commercial Edsan)   

1989* - 1989*

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[Unsure]  Equinoccial Air   

1999* - 2004*

^ Comments : Equinoccial Air was founded in 1999

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[Unsure]  Heli-Pet   

1996* - 1996*

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[Inactive]  ICARO Express   

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

[Renamed]  Instituto Civil Aeronautico   

1971* - 1971

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

^ Genealogy : Instituto Civil Aeronautico >ICARO Express

[Active]  LAC (Linea Aerea Cuencana)   

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

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[Renamed]  LAN Ecuador   

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

[Active]  LATAM Airlines Ecuador   

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

[Inactive]  Linea Internacional Aerea   

1958* - 1963

^ Comments : Linea Internacional Aerea was formed in 1858

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[Unconfirmed]  Linea Internationale Agros   

(****)

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[Active]  SAEREO (Servicos Aereos Ejecutivos)   

1995 - date

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[Inactive]  SAETA (Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos)   

1966 - 2000

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

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[Inactive]  SAN (Servicios Aereos Nacionales)   

1964 - 2000

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

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[Unsure]  SANTA (Servicios Aereos Nacionales de Territorialeses)   

**** - ****

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[Unconfirmed]  SARCO   

(****)

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[Unsure]  SEDTA (Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aéreos )   

1938* - 1942*

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[Not started]  Sudamericana de Aviación   

(2014)

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[Not started]  TACA Ecuador   

(2004)

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[Renamed]  TAME (Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuadorianos)   

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

[Active]  TAME Amazonía   

2014 - date

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

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[Active]  TAME Linea Aerea De Ecuador   

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

[Active]  TAME Xpress   

2011 - date

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

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[Inactive]  TAO (Transportes Aereos Orientales)   

1948* - 1998

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[Unsure]  Transandina Ecuador   

1948* - 1948*

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[Renamed]  Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuatorianos   

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

[Inactive]  VIAMA (VIas Aereas Manabitas)   

1977* - 1995

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[Not started]  VIO (Vias Internas Orientalis)   

(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

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[Renamed]  VIP (Vuelos Internos Privados)  updated

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

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