LATAM Airlines Ecuador to launch Quito-Manta and Quito-Puerto Francisco services

    Ecuador DGAC announced (25-Feb-2018) LATAM Airlines Ecuador submitted a proposal to launch seven times weekly Quito-Manta and Quito-Puerto Francisco de Orellana services. According to OAG, both routes are operated by TAME and Avianca. The carrier incorporated in Ecuador one A319 aircraft (CC-CYJ) to address demand and increase capacity. The aircraft is registered to LATAM Airlines Peru, according to the CAPA Fleet DatabaseLATAM Airlines Ecuador operations are outlined as follows:

    • Guayaquil–Quito: Up to 84 times weekly;
    • Quito–Cuenca: Up to 21 times weekly;
    • Quito/Guayaquil–Baltra–Guayaquil–Quito: Up to 10 times weekly;
    • Quito–Baltra: Up to four times weekly;
    • Quito/Guayaquil–San Cristóbal–Guayaquil–Quito: Up to four times weekly. [more – original PR – Spanish]