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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

Latest updates

 

13Nov2016

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

15Oct2016

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

05Sep2014

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

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Acuavia   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
AECA Airlines (Aeroservicos Ecuatorianos)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980 - 2000
Airline Code : 2A : EAE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AECA Airlines was formed in 1977. All cargo services from Gyayaquil and Quito
Aero Amazonico   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aero Cuenca   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aero Ecuador (Air Ecuador)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aero Shell   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ESH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aerocasa   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aerodesa (Aeronaves del Ecuador SA)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971* - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerodesa was formed in 1971
Aerogal (Aerolineas Galapagos Ecuador)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1986 - 2014
Airline Code : 2K : CLG
Genealogy : Aerogal >Avianca Ecuador
Comments : Avianca Ecuador was formed in 1985 as Aerogal, Began operations on 30Jun1986 & renamed to Avianca Ecuador on 18Jun2014
Aerolineas Condor   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1980*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerolineas Condor was founded in 1978
Aerolineas del Pacifico   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aerolineas Ecuador   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1970s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aerolineas Galapagos Ecuador   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1986 - 1986*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aerolineas Galapagos >Aerogal
Comments : Aerogal was founded as Aerolineas Galapagos in 1985 but shortened name
Aeromaster Airways   
Status : Active

Dates :

1989 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aeromaster Airways was formed in 1989
Aeroturismo Savac   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Andes Internacional   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Cuenca   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Cuenca operations started on 04Jun2010 & ceased on 21Jun2011
Air Ecuador (i)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2008 - 2010*
Airline Code : N5 : CCU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Ecuador was founded in 2007 offering international and regional scheduled services
Air Ecuador (ii)   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2002)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Americana de Aviacion   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1975* - 1975*
Airline Code : RE : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Anda   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Andes Airlines (Aerolineas Nacionales del Ecuador SA)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1966 - 1998
Airline Code : ED : EDA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Andes Airlines was founded in 1961
AREA-Ecuador (Aerovias Ecuatorianas CA)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1951 - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : ATESA >>AREA-Ecuador
Comments : AREA-Ecuador took over ATESA in 1949
ARICSA Jet Cargo (Aero InterContinental)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
ATESA (Aero Taxis Ecuatorianos SA)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960 - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
ATESA (Aero Transportes Ecuatorianos SA)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1948 - 1949
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : ATESA >>AREA-Ecuador
Comments : AREA-Ecuador took over ATESA in 1949
Austro Aereo   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Austro Aereo was formed in 1996. Scheduled passenger service within Ecuador. Declared bankrupt and ceased operating in late 2003
Avianca Ecuador   
Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : 2K : GLG
Genealogy : Aerogal >Avianca Ecuador
Comments : Avianca Ecuador was formed in 1985 as Aerogal, Began operations on 15Aug1986 & renamed to Avianca Ecuador on 18Jun2014. Operations started on 01Sep2014
Aviandina   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
AVICO Tours   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1969* - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AVICO Tours was founded in 1969
Aviopacifico   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
CEA (Compania Ecuatoriana de Aviacion)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1957 - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CEA +>Ecuatoriana
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
CEDTA (Compania Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1950 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
CIASA (Compania Internacional Area SA)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974* - 1974*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Compania Aero Amazonas   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1971* - 1971*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
DHL Ecuador (Trans Am Aero Express del Ecuador)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1991 - date
Airline Code : 7T : RTM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : DHL Ecuador was established and started operations in 1991
Ecuatoriana (Empresa Ecuatoriana de Aviación)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 2006
Airline Code : EU : EEA
Genealogy : Compañía Ecuatoriana de Aviación +>Ecuatoriana
Comments : Ecuatoriana was was formed in May1975, the national airline of Ecuador with the assets of Compañía Ecuatoriana de Aviación. Suspended operations 1993 - 1998
EDSAN (Aero Commercial Edsan)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Equinoccial Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Equinoccial Air was founded in 1999
Heli-Pet   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
ICARO Express   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971 - 2011
Airline Code : X8 : ICD
Genealogy : Instituto Civil Aeronautico >ICARO Express
Comments : ICARO Express was formed in 1971 as Instituto Civil Aeronautico. On 20Jun2011 Icaro filed for bankruptcy
Instituto Civil Aeronautico   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1971* - 1971
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Instituto Civil Aeronautico >ICARO Express
Comments : ICARO Express was formed in 1971 as Instituto Civil Aeronautico
LAC (Linea Aerea Cuencana)   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
LAN Ecuador   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2008
Airline Code : XL : LNE
Genealogy : LAN Ecuador >LATAM Ecuador
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
LATAM Airlines Ecuador   
Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : LAN Ecuador >LATAM Ecuador
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
Linea Internacional Aerea   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958* - 1963
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Linea Internacional Aerea was formed in 1858
Linea Internationale Agros   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
SAEREO (Servicos Aereos Ejecutivos)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1995 - date
Airline Code : -- : SRO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
SAETA (Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1966 - 2000
Airline Code : EH : SET
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SAETA was founded in 1966 as an international and regional passenger and cargo airline
SAN (Servicios Aereos Nacionales)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964 - 2000
Airline Code : WB : SAN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SAN (Servicios Aereos Nacionales) was founded in 1964. Operated scheduled domestic services from Guayaquil. Ceased operations in early 2000
SANTA (Servicios Aereos Nacionales de Territorialeses)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
SARCO   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
SEDTA (Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aéreos )   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1938* - 1942*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Sudamericana de Aviación   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
TACA Ecuador   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
TAME (Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuadorianos)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1962 - 1963*
Airline Code : EQ : ---
Genealogy : TAME (Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuadorianos) >Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuadorianos >TAME
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
TAME Amazonía   
Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : TAME Amazonía was set up by TAME for services to remote communities
TAME Linea Aerea De Ecuador   
Status : Active

Dates :

1990 - date
Airline Code : EQ : TAE
Genealogy : TAME (Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuadorianos) >Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuadorianos >TAME
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
TAME Xpress   
Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : TAME Xpress was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of national carrier TAME in Oct2011. Operations started on 15Oct2011
TAO (Transportes Aereos Orientales)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Transandina Ecuador   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1948* - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuatorianos   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989* - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TAME (Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuadorianos) >Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Ecuadorianos >TAME
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
VIAMA (VIas Aereas Manabitas)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977* - 1995
Airline Code : -- : MBT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
VIO (Vias Internas Orientalis)   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1960*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : VIO (Vias Internas Orientalis) was established to operate internal services from Quito down to points east of the Andes. Did not start operations
VIP (Vuelos Internos Privados)  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2001 - 2012
Airline Code : V6 : VUR
Genealogy : VIP >>Aerogal >Avianca Ecuador
Comments : VIP (Vuelos Internos Privados) was founded in 1997 & merged into Aerogal in 2012 (Regional scheduled services out of Quito Mariscal Sucre International (UIO))
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