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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, 2016LATAM Ecuador [added] was established in Jul2002 as LAN Ecuador
October 15, 2016TAME Xpress was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of national carrier TAME in Oct2011. Operations started on 15Oct2011 [added]
September 5, 2014Avianca Ecuador- status changed to 'Active' as airline launched service to Bolivia after name changed from AeroGal update

Airline

Operating DatesStatus
Acuavia   

2004* - 2006*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AECA Airlines (Aeroservicos Ecuatorianos)   

1980 - 2000

Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Amazonico   

1990* - 1990*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Cuenca   

2009 - 2011

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Ecuador (Air Ecuador)   

2002* - 2002*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Shell   

1987* - 2001

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerocasa   

1990* - 1990*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerodesa (Aeronaves del Ecuador SA)   

1971* - 1972*

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerodesa was formed in 1971

^ Genealogy :  

Aerogal (Aerolineas Galapagos Ecuador)   

1986 - 2014

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Aerogal >Avianca Ecuador

Aerolineas Condor   

1978* - 1980*

Status?

^ Comments : Aerolineas Condor was founded in 1978

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolineas del Pacifico   

2004* - 2006*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolineas Ecuador   

1970s

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerolineas Galapagos Ecuador   

1986 - 1986*

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Aerolineas Galapagos >Aerogal

Aeromaster Airways   

1989 - date

Active

^ Comments : Aeromaster Airways was formed in 1989

^ Genealogy :  

Aeroturismo Savac   

1978* - 1979*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Andes Internacional   

**** - ****

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Cuenca   

2010 - 2011

Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Air Ecuador   

(2002)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Ecuador   

2008 - 2010*

Status?

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

^ Genealogy :  

Americana de Aviacion   

1975* - 1975*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Anda   

(****)

Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Andes Airlines (Aerolineas Nacionales del Ecuador SA)   

1966 - 1998

Inactive

^ Comments : Andes Airlines was founded in 1961

^ Genealogy :  

AREA-Ecuador (Aerovias Ecuatorianas CA)   

1951 - 1970

Inactive

^ Comments : AREA-Ecuador took over ATESA in 1949

^ Genealogy : ATESA >>AREA-Ecuador

ARICSA Jet Cargo (Aero InterContinental)   

1993* - 1994

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ATESA (Aero Taxis Ecuatorianos SA)   

1960 - 2006*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ATESA (Aero Transportes Ecuatorianos SA)   

1948 - 1949

Renamed

^ Comments : AREA-Ecuador took over ATESA in 1949

^ Genealogy : ATESA >>AREA-Ecuador

Austro Aereo   

1996 - 2003

Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

Avianca Ecuador   

2014 - date

Active

^ 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

Aviandina   

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AVICO Tours   

1969* - 1970

Inactive

^ Comments : AVICO Tours was founded in 1969

^ Genealogy :  

Aviopacifico   

1986* - 1998

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CEA (Compania Ecuatoriana de Aviacion)   

1957 - 1974

Inactive

^ 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

CEDTA (Compania Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos)   

1950 - 1979*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CIASA (Compania Internacional Area SA)   

1974* - 1974*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Compania Aero Amazonas   

1971* - 1971*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

DHL Ecuador (Trans Am Aero Express del Ecuador)   

1991 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy :  

Ecuatoriana (Empresa Ecuatoriana de Aviación)   

1975 - 2006

Inactive

^ 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

EDSAN (Aero Commercial Edsan)   

1989* - 1989*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Equinoccial Air   

1999* - 2004*

Status?

^ Comments : Equinoccial Air was founded in 1999

^ Genealogy :  

Heli-Pet   

1996* - 1996*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ICARO Express   

1971 - 2011

Inactive

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

^ Genealogy : Instituto Civil Aeronautico >ICARO Express

Instituto Civil Aeronautico   

1971* - 1971

Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Instituto Civil Aeronautico >ICARO Express

LAC (Linea Aerea Cuencana)   

2012 - date

Active

^ 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 :  

LAN Ecuador   

2003 - 2008

Renamed

^ 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

LATAM Ecuador   

2008 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy : LAN Ecuador >LATAM Ecuador

Linea Internacional Aerea   

1958* - 1963

Inactive

^ Comments : Linea Internacional Aerea was formed in 1858

^ Genealogy :  

Linea Internationale Agros   

(****)

Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAEREO (Servicos Aereos Ejecutivos)   

1995 - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAETA (Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos)   

1966 - 2000

Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

SAN (Servicios Aereos Nacionales)   

1964 - 2000

Inactive

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

^ Genealogy :  

SANTA (Servicios Aereos Nacionales de Territorialeses)   

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SARCO   

(****)

Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SEDTA (Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aéreos )   

1938* - 1942*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sudamericana de Aviación   

(2014)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TACA Ecuador   

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAME (Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuadorianos)   

1962 - 1963*

Renamed

^ 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

TAME Amazonía   

2014 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy :  

TAME Linea Aerea De Ecuador   

1990 - date

Active

^ 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

TAME Xpress   

2011 - date

Active

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

^ Genealogy :  

TAO (Transportes Aereos Orientales)   

1948* - 1998

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transandina Ecuador   

1948* - 1948*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuatorianos   

1989* - 1990

Renamed

^ 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

VIAMA (VIas Aereas Manabitas)   

1977* - 1995

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

VIO (Vias Internas Orientalis)   

(1960*)

Began?

^ 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 :  

VIP (Vuelos Internos Privados)   

2001 - 2012

Renamed

^ Comments : VIP (Vuelos Internos Privados) merged into Aerogal

^ Genealogy : VIP >>Aerogal >Avianca Ecuador

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