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Ecuador: TAME flights Guayaquil-Cuenca suspended for 60 days

eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported the governor of Azuay, Maria Augusta Muñoz, confirmed Thursday in an interview with La Voz del Tomebamba radio that the suspension of the route Guayaquil-Cuenca-Guayaquil, decided by TAME EP from April 17, will be for 60 days. The announcement was made, he said, following a conversation he had with TAME management.

He reiterated that it is sought that because it is a state company does not suffer losses, but indicated that after 60 days will try to recover an aircraft that meets the actual demand.

At the same time, yesterday was held the production sector and citizenship against the measure of suspension.

Patricio Miller, president of the Azuay Chamber of Tourism, demanded that the route be immediately reactivated; Otherwise, they would prefer that TAME withdraw from the whole operation and so another company can enter that market.

He commented that at the last meeting between the productive sector and the Municipality of Cuenca there were at least three resolutions: a public letter will be rejected rejecting the measure of TAME EP; Seek to manage the participation of another airline; And obtain an international airport certification for Mariscal La Mar de Cuenca and request that the air fuel subsidy be restored. Read Full Article

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Dynamic Airways launches new daily route between New York and Guayaquil Ecuador

Dynamic Airways launches new daily route between New York and Guayaquil LOW COST AIRLINE expreso.info/ Dynamic International Airways, a low-cost airline dedicated to providing travelers with convenient, affordable and uninterrupted travel routes, announced the launch of a new air route between JFK airport in New York and Guayaquil in Ecuador. Dynamic International Airways, which plans […]

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Mariscal Sucre Airport Quito, Ecuador announced flight suspensions, maintenance

elcomercio.com reported operations at Mariscal Sucre Airport will be suspended on Sunday April 16th and SUN April 23rd due to scheduled maintenance. The suspension of operations will be from 01:00 to 05:00 and from 08:00 to 14:00 on those two days. The maintenance is preventative in nature. Check with your airline if you have a […]

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Targeting of Civilian Aircrafts in South America

Forewarned War: The Targeting of Civilian Aircrafts in South America and the Inter-American Human Rights System Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK Abstract Throughout the War on Drugs, South American governments have fought a difficult and many times losing battle against drug trafficking. Lack of resources and policing capabilities have […]

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U.S.: Businessmen, foreign officials plead guilty bribery case involving Mexican Aviation Officers

12/28/2016 ICE.GOV 4 businessman, 2 foreign officials plead guilty in connection with bribes paid to Mexican aviation officials HOUSTON – Charges have been unsealed against six individuals, all of whom have pleaded guilty for their involvement in schemes to bribe Mexican officials to secure aircraft maintenance and repair contracts with government-owned and controlled entities. Two […]

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Ecuador: Tourist from UK plunges to death in paragliding accident

pressandjournal.co.uk reported daredevil from the Highlands has plunged to his death in a horrific paragliding accident in South America. Tributes were paid to Stuart Somerville, who was said to have been killed instantly after falling more than 1000ft into a lake in Ecuador while shocked friends looked on. The 48-year-old – who was originally from […]

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Colombia: Charter Aircraft Crashes Carrying Brazil Soccer Team

rt.com reported aharter aircraft carrying 72 people went down during flight from Bolivia to Medellin’s international airport. A plane carrying Brazil’s Chapecoense football team has crashed in Colombia, reportedly killing some of the passengers on board. At least 10 people have been evacuated from the scene and taken to local hospitals. The plane crashed due […]

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Cuenca Ecuador Airport resumes flights on 9-14-2016 after resurfacing

eltiempo.com.ec reported that tomorrow will resume operations at the Mariscal Lamar Airport, once ended last Friday emergency work to resurface the runway. In the case of TAME flights to Guayaquil and Quito will resume at the same frequencies that remained until closing the airport on August 19, said Paul Street, Director of the Business Unit […]

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Flights to begin from Fort Lauderdale to Cuba

MIAMIHERALD.COM REPORTED As a JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale to Santa Clara glides skyward to a water canon salute Wednesday, it will become the first regularly scheduled flight between the United States and Cuba since 1961. Silver Airways is preparing to launch a much smaller commercial service to Santa Clara from Fort Lauderdale Thursday with […]

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India: Passengers screened with destinations to Latin America, concern headed to U.S. illegally

dailymail.co.uk reported the immigration bureau at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) is planning to conduct ‘surprise’ profile checks on passengers bound for Latin American countries in a bid to curb illegal immigration. The move has come after reports that middle-eastern airlines have denied boarding to a number of Indian passengers based on their profiles. According […]

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Cuenca Airport Closed until September 19, 2016, runway repairs

Since 05:00 yesterday contingency plan for the transfer of passenger vans to Guayaquil and Quito by the closure of the airport of Cuenca, whose runway will be repaired activated. The first land transport unit came in the morning from the airport terminal to Guayaquil. And another was dispatched at noon. The Municipality of Cuenca said […]

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Cuenca: Airport closed for one month for resurfacing

Cuenca Mariscal Lamar International Airport, in south-central Ecuador, is to close to all traffic for a period of approximately one month effective August 19 to allow for runway resurfacing works. ch-aviation.com/el tiempo newspaper reported the project, valued at USD773,000, will see a 15metre-wide strip down the centre of the 1,900metre-long main runway 05/23 being milled […]

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Ecuador Trivia: Country’s Worst Aviation Accident just outside Cuenca

wikipedia.org / The 1983 TAME Boeing 737-200 crash was an aviation incident in which a Boeing 737-2V2 Advanced, operated by the Ecuadorian national airline TAME, which was flying on a domestic route from Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito to Mariscal Lamar Airport in Cuenca, crashed into a hill during final approach just one mile […]

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Operations at Quito Ecuador airport interrupted after earthquake, now operational

telesurtv.net reported…The Geophysical Institute of Ecuador registered it as an earthquake and not an aftershock from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 16. An earthquake struck the capital of Ecuador at 11:23 p.m., local time. Although only a 4.6 magnitude earthquake, reports are that it felt very strong and power was lost in several areas […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: New Airline granted permission for routes to U.S., no dates announced yet

New airline in Guayaquil Eluniverso.com reported the Civil Aviation Council last February gave permission to operate from Ecuador Airlines (Aerotec), for five years for two routes to US .: Guayaquil-Miami-Guayaquil, up to ten frequencies a week, and Guayaquil- new York-Guayaquil, up to seven weekly frequencies. The agreement was issued 006 2016 25 February, and this […]

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Air Mancora to offer flights between northern Peru to Guayaquil Ecuador in 2017

peruthisweek.com reportedfor many Peruvians and Ecuadorians, visiting the beaches north of Peru or flying to Ecuador for some much needed rest and relaxation usually means a whole lot of travel stress to begin with: tiresome bus trips, re-routing, and last minute travel changes. Well, good news is on the horizon. THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR […]

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Ecuador to privatize parts of TAME airlines

startribune.com reported – Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he will partially privatize a state-run airline as damage from last month’s earthquake compounds hardships facing the oil-dependent economy. In Tuesday’s annual address to lawmakers, Correa said he will either sell or allow investors to buy shares in Tame airline. Also on the auction block are a […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Tame flight mishap on runway, flights suspended

elcomercio.com reported Cuenca flights were suspended after a plane lost track airline Tame the morning of April 28, 2016, in the Mariscal La Mar airport in southern Ecuador. Preliminary reports indicate that there are no victims. According to the itinerary planned Mariscal La Mar Airport, six flights were scheduled to Guayaquil and Quito round trip […]

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Ecuador: 22 Soldiers Perish in Military Air Crash in Pastaza

abc.es reported a total of 22 soldiers were killed Tuesday when crashing the plane of the Ecuadorian army with overflying the province of Pastaza, in western Ecuador, as reported by the country ‘s president, Rafael Correa . “A plane crashed Army us in Pastaza. Was carrying 22 passengers (…) There are no survivors , “he […]

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Ecuador: Surcharges on international commercial flights increase

elcomercio.com reported – Ministry of Tourism raised the so-called Ecodelta surcharge from $20 to $50 on international commercial flights. Last year, the surcharge increased from $5 to $20. So it has gone up ten-fold in just a year. March 3, 2016 00:00 The Ecodelta contribution, which is paid on the issue of each airline ticket […]

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TAME changes Guayaquil-Lima, Guayaquil-New York schedule in March 2016

airlineroute.net reported TAME Ecuador starting mid-March 2016 is adjusting International operations, as Lima and New York JFK service will move from Quito to Guayaquil. Planned service changes will take place on 18MAR16. Guayaquil – Lima EQ515 GYE1820 – 2020LIM E90 D EQ516 LIM2120 – 2320GYE E90 D MOVING TO ECUADOR – READ THIS BOOK Guayaquil […]

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Mexico: Pope’s jet attacked by laser on final approach to Mexico City

Pope’s jet attacked by LASER as it approached Mexico City: Crew reports being targeted by ‘green laser 15 miles away’ dailymail.co.uk/Darren Boyle reported The Papal Airbus A330-202 was on final approach to Mexico City Airport Flight AZ4000 was passing 8,000 feet when the pilot reported a laser attack The aircraft landed moments later without any […]

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Ecuador: Passenger Reviews of TAME Airlines, some good and some not so good

Airlinesratings.com provides readers an area to comment on the overall service and experience of airlines. TAME ranks with a score of 5 out of 10. Here are four reviews from the site. Some good and some not so good. Fatima of United States Cabin Flown: Economy Fatima’s overall rating : 1/10 I finally found a […]

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Mexico City International Airport: Boeing 737 crash landing

theguardian.com reported the landing gear collapsed on a Boeing 737 as it landed at Mexico City’s international airport, authorities have said. Emergency crews rushed to the runway after the plane’s left-side wheel strut apparently buckled as it touched down. The plane, operated by the Mexican airline Magnicharter. Read Article

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Drone Use Increasing in Latin America for good and evil

mcclatchydc.com/Tim Johnson reported… As the chief executive of what may be the first academy to train drone operators in Latin America, José Luis González is acutely aware that unmanned aerial vehicles can be used for both good and evil. Most of the students who study at his Drone Academy are photographers seeking to capture sweeping […]

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Argentina: Pilots joke with young woman in cockpit of Aerolineas Argentinas plane

liveleak.com – Scandal! passenger drives aeroplane in Argentina, distracted pilots joke with the girl as they fly a passenger plane. A big aeroplane was in danger when a girl enter the booth of a Boeing aeroplane, This is a disaster and shows how decayed this country is, the lives of the passengers were in danger […]

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Santiago Chile: Environmental Emergency Declared due to Smog

dw.com reported Chilean authorities have declared an environmental emergency in response to dangerously high pollution levels in the capital, Santiago. The city last resorted to such a measure 16 years ago. Santiago regional governor Claudio Orrego said the emergency measures, to come into force Monday, would require 3,000 factories and other businesses to shut down. […]

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Quito Ecuador: Air Traffic up 9.1 percent in 2014

anna.aero reported… Located in the Tababela parish, about 18 kilometres east of the capital of Ecuador, Quito Airport (perhaps better known as Mariscal Sucre International Airport) is the primary international gateway to the country. Established in February 2013 to replace the old gateway, the airport caters for a population of three million and serves as […]

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Romanian commits suicide on Avianca flight from Colombia to Costa Rica

The Judicial Investigation of Costa Rica (OIJ) announced today that it is investigating the circumstances that mediated the death of a Romanian named Costel, who apparently committed suicide within a plane of the Colombian airline Avianca.The preliminary report indicates that man OIJ, 53 traveling on a plane from Colombia and was accompanied by a woman […]

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Ecuador: Clandestine Airfields to be neutralized

ecuavisa.com reported the government plans to neutralize air operations drug gangs from Ecuador is a government priority. The Interior Ministry has a plan that will be launched in the coming days. The Secretary of State shall destroy clandestine airstrips that could be used for aerial drug trafficking operations. This was announced by Minister José Serrano. […]

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Ecuador raises taxes on flights leaving and entering the country

ubicatv.com reported that Ecuador surprise travel agencies with a new tax on tickets for flights abroad as well as inbound flights. The Ministry of tourism decreed, through two agreements published in the official registry, the collection of new contributions to passengers flying out of the country, as well as those who buy a ticket with […]

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Ecuador: Cessna 206 crashes during landing in Amazon

elcomercio.com reported att approximately 15:00 today, January 20, 2015, a new air crash occurred in the Shiwiar Juyuintza community east of the Amazonian province of Pastaza, on the border with Peru. This population is settled on the banks of river Conambo, an hour’s flight from the Shell parish. The plane, Cessna 206 type Aeroconexos company […]

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Venezuela: Nightmare for Routine Charter Flight Pilot and Crew

spiegel.de reported —- it started as a routine charter flight. But when the business jet landed in Venezuela, armed men loaded 47 sacks of cocaine on board and forced the crew to fly the cargo back across the Atlantic. Since then, the German pilot has been living under an assumed identity. There aren’t too many […]

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Bogota Colombia: Int. Airport without radar blackout for eight minutes due to electrical outage

ntn24.com reported facility left without radar for eight minutes at the main control tower air of Colombia, located in the airport in Bogota, a fact described as “serious” on Thursday by the authorities. The incident occurred on Wednesday after a problem in two electrical substations that feed the international Dorado airport, whose Tower oversees not […]

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Buenos Aires Argentina: Torrential Rains, severe flooding, flight delays

bbc.com reported torrential rains and strong winds in central Argentina have caused severe flooding, damaged homes and forced dozens of people to evacuate. The Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, was also affected, with flight delays and cancellations at its two airports. The National Weather Service has maintained an alert throughout Buenos Aires province. Read Article

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Guadalajara Mexico: Volaris to begin new air route to Reno NV

routes-news.com reported Volaris is adding a service to connect the Mexican city of Guadalajara with Reno, Nevada. Due to begin on December 14, Reno becomes the self-proclaimed ultra low-cost airline 16th international destination and its second route to serve the market in the American state of Nevada. Volaris already operates non-stop flight to Las Vegas […]

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New Airline route, Fort Lauderdale to Quito Ecuador

miamiherald.com reported TAME airlines of Ecuador is beginning nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Internatioinal Airport to Quito Ecuador. Daily service will begin on OCtober 17, 2014. The aircraft used will be an Airbuss A320, with a 140 seat capacity. Read Article THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR? READ THIS BOOK .

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Argentina, tightens security for flights, requires more information from passengers

mercopress.com reported the Argentine government announced that airlines for both commercial and non commercial flights will be required to deliver further information of its passengers to the National Migrations Office, the AFIP tax bureau, Airport Police and Civil Aviation National Administration (ANAC). AFIP and Airport Police joint resolution 3667 establishes that in 180 days from […]

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Mexico: Cabo San Lucas, La Paz UPDATE, chaos and bedlam ensue, tourists trapped

REPORT FROM SIX US TOURISTS CURRENTLY STRANDED IN CABO SAN LUCAS AND LAPAZ MEXICO On September 17, 2014, six U.S. tourists vacationing in Cabo del Sol have received no notification from any Mexican or U.S. authorities on what steps to evacuate. They went to a nearby hotel on this date and were told there is […]

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Bolivia Military Acquires Six Z9-H425 Helicopters from China

the armed forces of Bolivia today premiered six Z9-H425 model helicopters purchased from China, ships that will have multiple uses, including support in natural disasters, security citizen and fight against smuggling. At a ceremony in a military base in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba in Bolivia China’s Ambassador, Li Dong, presented the keys to the […]

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Galapagos Islands acquires three air ambulances for medical evacuations

Andes.info.ec reported Hospital networks in the Galápagos Islands are now linked to the national health system with the inclusion of three aircrafts that allow the evacuation of critical patients, informed the Ministry of Health and Defense who have agreements for these type of programs. The two Bell helicopters, and the Súper King aircraft are equipped […]

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Meteorite lands near Nicaragua’s international airport

bbc.com reported a small meteorite landed near the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, on Saturday night, government officials say. Residents reported hearing a loud bang and feeling the impact, which left a crater 12m (40ft) wide and 5m deep. Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said the meteorite seemed to have broken off an asteroid […]

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Updates on Guayaquil Ecuador’s Airport and future development

Project Watch – Guayaquil International Airport Project Watch – Guayaquil International Airport Major revamp of the Domestic Terminal at Ecuador’s second busiest gateway. Project details Location: Guayaquil International Airport, Ecuador Important developments: Expansion of the existing terminal to 7mppa from 4.5mppa, includes new gates, concessions and passenger facilities. Scheduled completion date: Summer 2014 Principal companies […]

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Spain: Woman on flight from Bogota found with 1.7 kilos of cocaine hidden in breast implants

According to latinonewsonline.com a female passenger on a flight from Bogota, Colombia was detained at the Madrid Spain airport for possession of 1.7 kilos of cocaine on August 29, 2014. The passenger age, 43 a Venezuelan national acted in a suspicious matter to agents and her luggage was screened and deemed not to contain contraband. […]

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New Airport in Mexico City to Be Built in Two Stages

publimetro.com.mx reported the construction of the new airport in Mexico City would be made in two stages, said the coordinator of the Transport Infrastructure Committee of the College of Civil Engineers of Mexico, Jorge de la Madrid Virgin. He said the first stage, which would take five years, would have three runways capable of receiving […]

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Air Traffic Numbers Down Substantially to Venezuela

bbc.co.uk reported silence gives a rare sense of calm. People walk without effort. Go through security, removed shoes included, do not take more than five minutes. Many Duty Free shops are closed. And those that are open, empty. The airport Simon Bolivar international, the largest in Venezuela, seems to be one of those affected by […]

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LatAm Airlines reports losses of 58.9 million in second quarter of 14′

portafolio.co reported that LatAm Airlines operations were affected by the decline in freight and corporate tickets during the World Cup of Brazil. LatAm Airlines, the largest group of air transportation in Latin America, left behind the turbulence generated in its business the World Cup of Brazil and returned to the levels of operational growth prior […]

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Jet Blue Airways considering opening route to Ecuador from U.S.

elciudadano.gob.ec reportedQuito (Pichincha).- Sandra Naranjo, Minister of Tourism, met with representatives of Jet Blue Airways Corporation, a U.S. airline, intended to set up alliances with Ecuador through the Fort-Lauderdale (Florida) -Quito route. Chad Meyerson, director for Latin America and the Caribbean for Jet Blue Airways Corporation, and Jeffrey Goodell, Vice President of Government and Airport […]

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Chile: Chief of Security at Santiago’s Airport fired over Brinks Robbery at Cargo Terminal

Mercopress.com reported Chile has fired the security chief of the country’s main airport after an “embarrassing” robbery of more than 10 million dollars at the cargo terminal. Defense Minister Jorge Burgos said a probe had been launched into how eight armed men had managed to steal the money from a security van at the airport […]

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Brazil: Presidential Candidate Perishes in Campaign Plane Crash

mercopress.com reported Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, a contender to unseat President Dilma Rousseff in October elections, died Wednesday when his campaign jet crashed in the city of Santos, killing all seven people aboard. Campos, a 49-year-old socialist who had been running third in the polls, was flying to Sao Paulo to record a TV […]

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Santiago Chile: Billions of peso stolen in heist of Brinks security truck at International Airport

Billion Peso Robbery at the Airport: lanueva.com reported a robbery of a BRINKS truck took place in the cargo wing of the Arturo Merino Benítez Airport this morning, an estimated CL$6 billion was stolen. The eight robbers were said to be heavily armed and proceeded to toss ‘miguelitos’ out the windows as they fled the […]

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Argentina: Pilots Strike, Thousands Stranded (Aerolineas Argentinas, Austral)

appeal-democrat, AP reported pilots for two state-run Argentine airlines are on strike, stranding thousands of passengers in the capital of Buenos Aires. More than 30 international and local flights have been cancelled or delayed, including routes to cities such as Miami, Caracas and Bogota. The strike affects Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral. Read Article

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COPA announces two new routes in Latin America, Cuba and Brazil

plenglish.com reported the Panamanian transport company Copa Airlines reported today the opening late this year of new flights to two Latin American destinations, including Cayo Santa Maria, in the north-central area of Cuban. Copa will operate two weekly flights to Cayo Santa María Cuba, a place with 12 thousand 500 rooms in five star hotels […]

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Directors of Sky Jet Elite Corp. Deny Having Transported Ecuadorian Authorities

eluniverso.com reported The Ecuadorian Juan Pablo Larrea Cruz, shareholder of the company’s chartering Sky Jet Elite Corp. (based in Miami), today said that he met with authorities of the drug enforcement agency of United States (DEA, by its acronym in English) due to the seizure of three aircraft of that company performed last week. According […]

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Ecuador’s Air Force to receive acquire new aircraft

plenglish.com reported Ecuador Defense Minister, María Fernanda Espinosa, will preside over a military ceremony on Thursday to receive the CASA C-295 aircraft, the first of a group of three that will come to the country to modernize the existing fleet. According to a press release from the Air Force, the new aircraft is part of […]

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DEA seizes 3 aircraft in U.S., under investigation for ties with Ecuadorian govt.

Mystery Flights – Questions as to why names of passengers may have been missing from flight manifest. rtunoticias.com reported United States (DEA) seized this week three planes of a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., company whose operations had been the subject of an investigation of an assemblyman from the opposition of the Ecuador suspected that one of […]

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Aircraft Safety in Ecuador- Database of Accidents, Fatalities

aviation-safety.net maintains an outstanding database of aviation accidents and fatalities from around the world. They also include Ecuador dating back to the first reported accident in 1938. There are some outstanding reports of the accidents and in some instances pictures of the aircraft. Ecuador Capital: Quito Continent: South America Fatal accidents in Ecuador: 45 Accidents […]

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Ecuador: 12 years since last commercial airline accident with deaths

elcomercio.com reported In Ecuador, the last crash of a commercial flight, with fatalities, occurred 12 years ago. The aircraft from a local company, with 92 passengers on board, crashed against a flank of the Cumbal volcano, in Colombian territory. The flight departed at 10:30 from January 28, 2002 from Mariscal Sucre airport. After 25 minutes […]

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Colombian Airline to Establish New Route Bogota, Quito

Eluniverso.com reported the airline’s low-cost VivaColombia opened its route to Ecuador.So Juan Emilio Posada, said yesterday that company President, to submit to the company at a press conference, although he clarified that the operation in the country is subject to approvals and final certification of the National Airport Authority.The route that would operate in Ecuador […]

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LAN, TAM Airlines reach agreement with Venezuela regarding disbursement of unremitted funds

ch-aviation.com reported LAN Airlines (LA, Santiago de Chile Int’l) and partner TAM Linhas Aéreas (JJ, São Paulo Congonhas) have reportedly reached an agreement with Venezuelan government concerning the partial disbursement of unremitted ticket-sale funds. In a statement issued on July 20, the LATAM Airlines Group announced it had accepted Caracas’ proposal in regards to the […]

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Latin America promising market for Russian Military Aviation Sales

en.itar-tass.com reported Latin American countries are keen to strengthen their air forces and aviation industry and are one of the most promising markets for Russian military aviation over the medium term, head of the department on exports of special property and services at Russian Rosoboronexport intermediary agency, Sergey Kornev, told journalists on the opening day […]

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Mexican law enforcement helicopter crosses U.S. border, fires shots

tucsonnewsnow.com reported a Mexican law enforcement helicopter crossed the U.S. border southwest of Tucson and fired shots on the morning of Thursday, June 26, according to a statement from U.S. Border Patrol. The release said the helicopter crossed approximately 100 yards into Arizona, about eight miles southwest of the village of San Miguel on the […]

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Ecuador adds C295 transports to its fleet

defensenews.com reported Ecuador has added three C295 transports to its fleet of Airbus Defence and Space military aircraft. The European aerospace company announced June 9 that it had already delivered the first aircraft from its factory here. The order has been on Airbus’ books for sometime but the company has only just been cleared to […]

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Qatar Airways to begin cargo service to Mexico City

aircargoworld.com reported Qatar Airways Cargo will start operating twice-weekly freighter service to Mexico City on June 11. This new route will mark the start of Qatar Airways Cargo operations in Latin America. “The first Qatar Airways Cargo flight to Mexico will be a historic moment for us, as it heralds the beginning of our operations […]

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Airline History Ecuador

Aviation history in Ecuador began in the 1920′s when the owner of El Telegrafo newspaper began flights in Guayaquil. Ecuador’s first commercial flight service was conducted by an association of the German Colombian Air Transport (SCADTA – Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos) in 1928. This group was later named Sociedad Ecuatoriana-Alemana de Transportes Aereos (SEADTA) […]

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Ecuador: Crash of Indian Manufactured Military Helicopter under investigation

newindianexpress.com reported that the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Monday refused to comment on the Dhruv crash that killed three people in southern Ecuador on February 21. “We are aware of the incident. Since the matter is being probed, we cannot make any comment now,” HAL chairman R K Tyagi told Express over phone from […]

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U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens not to use Caribbean Airlines on Flights from Guayana to U.S.

U.S. Embassy Guayana The Embassy has received unconfirmed threat information relating to Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United States departing on Monday, February 10, 2014. Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy advises all U.S. Citizens in Guyana traveling on Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to the United States from Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, […]

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TAME resumes flights from Ecuador to Venezuela

au.new.yahoo.com reported that Ecuador’s state-owned Tame airlines resumed flights to Caracas Saturday after a three-day hiatus over Venezuela’s failure to make $43.2 million in overdue payments, a Quito airport official said. Tame Flight EQ524 departed Quito at 9:30 am (1430 GMT) on route to Caracas via a layover in Bogota, the official told AFP on […]

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Three More Airlines Suspend ticket sales in Venezuela, owed billions of dollars

Three more international airlines on Friday joined the list of companies that have suspended ticket sales in Venezuela, complaining that the government owes them billions of dollars. U.S.-based American Airlines and United Airlines and Panama’s Copa Airlines said they were halting ticket sales in Venezuela in lieu of the government’s failure to pay arrears that […]

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TAME airlines suspends flights between Ecuador and Venezuela

FUNDS BELONGING TO TAME BEING HELD IN VENEZUELA CENTRAL BANK CAUSES SUSPENSION OF FLIGHTS obraspublicas.gov.ec reported that Mr. Fernando Guerrero, Gerente General de TAME EP reported that, as of January 23 the TAME company has decided to temporarily suspend regular air operations between Ecuador and Venezuela. This decision has been taken solely by the non-transfer […]

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Drone crashes off Ecuador coast

laht.com reported that a Searcher drone went down in the sea off Ecuador’s Manabi province, said Capt. Fabricio Rueda, commander of the Naval Air Service’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron. The drone crashed on Friday due to engine problems after one hour of flight time, the El Diario newspaper reported on its Web site. Read Article […]

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Brazil: Bomb threat forces TAM aircraft to make unplanned landing

wdef.com/AP reported that Brazil’s federal police said Saturday that a bomb threat forced a passenger airliner to make an unplanned landing in the Amazon city of Manaus. Federal police in Manaus said a TAM Airlines flight took off from Brasilia Saturday morning and was en route to the city of Boa Vista. Read Article

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Ecuador manufacturing drones, plans to export to Latin America

RT.com reported that Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has unveiled the country’s first domestically made unmanned aerial vehicle. The drone is to help Quito fight drug traffic and will also be on sale in South America, costing “7 times less” than its Israeli equivalent. “We have pleasant surprises… Whether you believe it or not, we are […]

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Venezuelans finding it difficult to purchase airline tickets for foreign travel with bolivars

Bloomberg.com reported tickets from American Airlines Inc., Grupo Aeromexico SAB and Avianca Holdings SA among others have become harder to buy in Venezuela since September, as tighter currency controls make it more difficult for companies to convert bolivars into dollars. The shortage of greenbacks to fund imports of goods and services led the bolivar to […]

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Air France Flight from Caracas Venezuela to Paris grounded, possible target of terrorist plot

independent.co.uk reported that an Air France flight bound for Paris has been grounded following reports that it may have been the target of a terrorist plot. The plane was scheduled to leave Venezuela at 7.25pm on Saturday night, but was prevented from taking off after French intelligence services received a tip-off about plans to blow […]

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Venezuela stops two aircraft violating airspace

plenglish.com reported..Venezuelan authorities reported actions that were taken today against two aircraft that violated national airspace, as part of ensuring the country’s territorial integrity. General Vladimir Padrino, chief of the Operational Strategic Command of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (CEOFAMB), said the first aircraft was detected on November 30 and monitored as it flew over […]

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Aeromexico to begin flights to Ecuador

odysseymediagroup.com reported in a press release that Aeromexico will begin flying from Mexico City to Quito on December 16th. The direct flight is targeted to both business travelers and leisure, and the annual number of passengers, as estimated by the airline, could reach 48,000. The route will operate seven times a week with Boeing 737-700 […]

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New 747 cargo flight from Belgium to Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina

aircargowold.com reported that Cargolux is adding 747 freighter flights to Buenos Aires on a new South America rotation starting Wednesday. – See more at: http://www.aircargoworld.com/Air-Cargo-News/2013/11/cargolux-to-carry-auto-parts-horses-on-new-argentina-service/1215945#sthash.tnhTgGu4.dpuf Flight CV7643 leaves Luxembourg every Wednesday and is routed to Buenos Aires’ Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini de Ezeiza via Viracopos, Brazil. CV7654, the return flight from Argentina, touches down in […]

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Latin America: Study indicates growing middle class will require substantial increase in number of aircraft

AIRCARGOWORLD.COM reported that Latin American airlines will require 2,307 new aircraft between 2013 and 2032, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast. This includes 1,794 single-aisle, 475 twin-aisle and 38 very large aircraft worth an estimated US$292 billion (216.7 billion euros). Globally, by 2032 some 29,230 new freighter and passenger aircraft will be required to […]

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South America: Major Military Exercises begin in Brazil

theaviationist.com reported that about 90 airplanes and nine helicopters, and more than 2,000 Brazilian and foreign military personnel are currently taking part to Cruzex 2013, South America’s largest military exercise this year. Hosted by the airbases of Natal and Recife, in the north of Brazil, the international drills organized by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) […]

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Ecuador: Chicago and Quito sign sister airport agreement

aviationpros.com reported that Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito (MDMQ) in Ecuador today formed a new partnership by signing a “Sister Airport” agreement. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today in Quito signifies a commitment for the CDA, operator of O’Hare and Midway International Airports, and MDMQ, […]

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TAME to begin flights Guayaquil Ecuador to JFK in U.S.

TAME Ecuador AIRLINE to Start Guayaquil – New York JFK Service from late-November 2013 TAME Ecuador from 22NOV13 is beginning service to the United States, with 6 weekly flights Guayaquil – New York JFK operation on board Airbus A330 aircraft, in all-Economy Class configuration. From 13DEC13, the airline will add 7th weekly flights for this […]

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PERU – Air Force reopens UFO investigation office due to increased sightings

theguardiand.com reported that Peru’s air force is reopening an office responsible for investigating UFOs due to “increased sightings of anomalous aerial phenomena” in the country’s skies. The Department of Investigation of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (DIFAA), first created in 2001, is being revived after lying formant for five years because more UFO sightings have been reported […]

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Ecuador: LAC airlines to open new route between Loja and Latacunga

Loja, October 10 (Andes).- Starting this October 22nd, a new air route will link the cities of Loja (Andean South) and Latacunga (Andean Center), within the trend to increase flight to destinations other than the two main cities of Ecuador (Quito and Guayaquil), which makes domestic tourism more pleasant. Flight routes between Loja and Latacunga […]

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U.S. expatriate victim of theft on LAN flight to Quito Ecuador

An American expatriate was ripped off of valuables on a flight to Quito Ecuador on October 10, 2013 SUBMITTED BY U.S. EXPAT RESIDING IN QUITO ECUADOR 1.The passenger changed planes in Lima Peru and boarded flight 2588 after flying overnight from Los Angeles in route to Quito, Ecuador. 2. Flight was delayed and idled on […]

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Venezuelans Uncover Loophole to Obtain U.S. Dollars

The wonderful economics nerds at Marginal Revolution just dug up a doozy: Venezuelan flights are sold out for the next six months, but are leaving half empty. Why? They’re part of a currency-trading scam that speaks volumes, and goes like this: OSINT SERVICES CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS – 24 HOUR COVERAGE IN LATIN AMERICA […]

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Ecuador: Spanish company to expand air space radar systems to 90 percent of country

The Spanish company Indra moved to Ecuador a system of radars and air traffic control equipment totaling $ 30 million, the company said today in a statement. These are five radars that will expand airspace control from 30% to 90% thanks to its advanced technology, he added. The new radars, MSSR Mode S, have been […]

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Ecuadorian Military Helicopter fired on near Colombian border, soldier injured

Military wounded during attack on the northern border Yesterday afternoon, there was an attack on a helicopter of the Ecuadorian Air Force (FAE), on the border of Ecuador and Colombia. A soldier was injured during the incident. According to an official statement, which referred to newspaper El Comercio, the fact was in the village of […]

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Argentina to purchase used French Mirage jets from Spain

UPI.com reported… As compromises go, Argentina is buying used French Mirage jets from Spain rather than pour scarce cash into an ambitious but more desirable acquisition of new aircraft. It’s money that Argentina cannot spare, with mounting energy bills that eat up its export earnings, high inflation and slow growth. Read Article

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Peru: Sendero Rojo using clandestine airstrips to transport illegal drugs

The former soldier and Red Path defector known as “Pantera” EXPRESS revealed that “chulleros”-charge of moving the drug into the Vraem-not afraid to carry heavy loads through suicide as true routes gorges, streams infested with snakes poisonous swamps, and other slippery roads that are death traps and suicide for those unfamiliar. “A few years ago […]

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Clandestine Airstrips Guajira Colombia being used to ship drugs to Venezuela

VIDEO IN SPANISH DOES YOUR FIRM NEED HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED MEDIA MONITORING SERVICES FOR LATIN AMERICA? – GO HERE mundinews.com reported In the Colombian Guajira are clandestine, tolerated by the Colombian authorities, as used by rebel groups to drug trafficking and weapons to Venezuela, said Sunday the journalist and politician José Vicente Rangel in section The […]

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Brazil will continue to dominate growth of airline market in Latin America

According Airbus estimates , the growth of the airline market in Latin America will continue to be led by Brasil over the next 20 years. The estimate was released on Tuesday by the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. For the company, the Brazilian domestic air traffic expected to grow at an average annual rate of 6.9 […]

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Bolivian registered Cessna crashes Peru, 350 kilos of cocaine seized

ElComercio.pe reported that a Cessana plate CP-2677 was seized by police at a clandestine airstrip in Oxapampa . Los traffickers escaped. Pasco: confiscate 349 kilos of cocaine in small plane of Bolivian flag The ship plate CP-2677 was seized by police at a clandestine airstrip in Oxapampa . Los traffickers escaped Pasco: decomisan 349 kilos […]

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Bolivian Narcotraffickers using clandestine airfields in Peru to transport to Brazil, Europe

Elcomercio.pe reported that these clandestine airfields are used by Bolivian drug traffickers to transport loads up to there and from there distributed to Brazil and Europe. According to police reports, in the area of Vraem , Ene river basin, where yesterday there was the capture of five suspected drug traffickers , have a dozen clandestine […]

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Cessna 172 aircraft crashes Morona Santiago Ecuador, three dead

Elcomercio.com reported that a Cessna 172 aircraft, the airline AeroSangay and registration HC-BGT, is sinister is late Tayuntza community in the Amazonian province of Morona Santiago. According to local news sources, the accident happened around 13:00, took the lives of three people, including a girl of 10 months old. All deceased, whose identities have not […]

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Brazil: Investigations Commence for Illegal Flight Usage of Drones in Country

CBN.com.br reported on September 21, 2013 that the National Civil Aviation Agency is investigating three cases of irregular drone usage in the country. Only four civil models are allowed to operate which received certification to do so earlier this year. However, three states are reported to have conducted irregular flights. Reports reveal more than 200 […]

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Iberia Airlines Reducing number of flights to and from Ecuador/Spain

routesonline.com reported that IBERIA from 27OCT13 is changing operations to Ecuador. Existing Madrid – Quito – Guayaquil – Madrid is being reduced from 7 to 4 weekly, while Madrid – Quito sector will maintain overall 7 weekly operation. Madrid – Quito – Guayaquil – Madrid IB6463 MAD1235 – 1805UIO1925 – 2025GYE 340 x156 IB6464 GYE2145 […]

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Ecuador: 50 kilos of cocaine seized at Cotopaxi International Airport

Elcomerico.comFor the first time in the Cotopaxi International Airport in Latacunga, police seized on Sunday September 15, 2013, 50 kilos of cocaine, according to agents abroad would be valued at U.S. $ 2.525 million. According to preliminary police investigations, the shipment arrived on a trailer from the Quito airport Tababela. The drugs were in a […]

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Quito Ecuador Airport Closed 9-15-13 for simulated emergency

Today, September 15, we performed a simulated accident at the airport Mariscal Sucre . Operations at the airport in Tababela were suspended from 09:00. In domestic arrival terminal there was influx of passengers. Staff Airport , firefighters and paramedics worked to stifle the alleged fire and attend to the injured passengers. Read Article Moving to […]

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Colombia: Canadian Woman detained with two kilos inside fake pregnant stomach

Colombian police arrested at Bogotá airport to a Canadian citizen carrying two kilos of cocaine hidden in a latex tummy with pretending to be pregnant, police sources said Wednesday. The woman, identified as Tabatha Leah Ritchie, 28, a social worker by profession, had entered the country on August 6 from Toronto (Canada). Read Article

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