TAME is dropping the New York (JFK) route on February 1, 2019 due to the financial losses on the route.
The airline is likely to dispose of its single Airbus A330-200 (HC-COH) assigned to the route.
The company made this statement at the end of 2018 (translated from Spanish):
In 2019, the company plans to strengthen the domestic market and analyze the international market, focusing on routes that generate profitability. It should be noted that in 2019 certain aircraft lease agreements will expire, so the fleet approval process will begin, the main focus of which is the optimization of the operational cost that will make the results profitable.
The company also aims to generate a strategic alliance, with investment partners or allies, to strengthen the business model and stabilize the company within the next 3 years.
The airline reaffirms its commitment to quality of service, punctuality, security and air connectivity, in addition to continuing to promote the tourist and commercial development of Ecuador.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): TAME Airbus A330-243 HC-COH (msn 348) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 944265.
TAME Linea Aerea del Ecuador (Quito) will launch its second route to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) on November 20 when it adds three weekly flights from Guayaquil. The new route will operate with Airbus A320s.
Copyright Photo: Rodrigo Cozzato/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 HC-COC (msn 1368) approaches the runway at Sao Paulo (Guarulhos).
TAME Linea Aerea del Ecuador (Quito) launched a new service between Quito, Ecuador and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) beginning on October 17, 2014.
The new nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood increases the connectivity between Ecuador and key U.S. markets, including Miami and Orlando. With more than 70,000 Ecuadorians living in Florida, TAME’s flight service provides easy and accessible options.
The new route takes only four hours and will be offered daily from Quito at 2:15 a.m. and arriving to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood at 7:15 a.m. The return flight from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood departs at 9:00 a.m. and arrives in Quito at 12:00 p.m. An Airbus A320 with a capacity for 162 passengers and an Airbus A319 for up to 140 passengers will be used.
Copyright Photo: Stefano Rota/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 HC-CID (msn 934) departs from Guayaquil.
TAME (Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuatorianos) (Linea Aerea del Ecuador) (Quito) which used to operate cargo flights to Miami in the past, is returning to South Florida. TAME will launch daily Quito-Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood passenger flights with Airbus A319s/A320s starting on October 17 per Airline Route. The daily flight will arrive at FLL at 0730 and depart at 0900 (local times).
In other news, TAME is also shifting its route to New York (JFK) from Guayaquil-New York to Quito-New York on October 20 per Airline Route. Quito will now become the jumping off point to both South Florida and New York.
Copyright Photo: Rob Finlayson/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 HC-CGT (msn 2659) arrives at Sao Paulo (Guarulhos).
Read the history of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport: CLICK HERE
TAME (Linea Aerea del Ecuador) (Quito) on September 10, 2012, began operating a new daily flight to Caracas, Venezuela from Quito. The ceremony was attended by government authorities, media and special guests. This new route complements the company’s daily flight between Quito and Bogota which was launched on July 9, 2012.
Will the flag carrier expand next to the United States?
Copyright Photo: Stefano Rota. Airbus A320-232 HC-CID (msn 934) climbs away from Guayaquil.
TAME (Quito) has lost its relatively new Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW HC-CEZ (msn 19000027). On September 16, 2011 the pictured HC-CEZ while operating flight EQ 148 from Loja to Quito with 97 passengers and six crew members, landed long on Quito’s runway 35 in poor weather and exited the runway. HC-CEZ crashed through the localizer antenna and finally stopped at the airport perimeter wall approximately 900 feet past the end of the runway. Four people sustained minor injuries. The airliner is a probable insurance write off (WO).
Crash photos and the full story from Aviation Herald: CLICK HERE