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User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 894 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3953 times:

Hello everybody,

I need some information on TAME Airlines of Ecuador. At the moment they mostly fly domestic routes in the country, however they used to have a much bigger, also international network. Could anybody help me with the destinations they were serving? What was the reason they ceased their international flights except for Cali / Colombia?

Thanks for your help!

airevents


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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

Hi!

TAME is the passenger division of Ecuador's Air force, the name is an acronym for Ecuatorian Military Air Transports (Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuatorianos), even though I believe the "Militares" has been changed to "Mercantiles" now.

With a fleet of mostly 727s thay have served Havana and Santiago in the past, as well as Bogota on behalf of Lufthansa and Air France (with planes aquired from LH and AF), but today they fly from Tulcan to Cali as their only international flight, the reason being (I believe) Ecuador's CAT2 status. Their 727 fleet was complimented by F.28s for domestic services. They also flew Electras until well into the eighties (I've flown on all of these in the late eighties)

Recently, TAME has received two factory new A320s as well as 2 or 3 Embraer Jets. They are seeking to start flying internationally again, I believe they eye Panama and Miami, but who knows.

Any more questions, just ask!

Soren  santahat 



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User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 894 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

Thanks for the quick info. Do you happen to know if they ever had flights to the US or anywhere else internationally?

airevents



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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

Forgot to mention that they also operated a leased B757 for a brief period, this was the largest plane ever in TAME colors. It was used for Galapagos flights.

Soren  santahat 


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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

Quoting Airevents (Reply 2):
Do you happen to know if they ever had flights to the US or anywhere else internationally?

You'll find a bunch of pictures in the A.net database of TAME 727s at US airports (-100 and -200 models) but none of them are on scheduled services, just VIP charters. Keep in mind that this is a division of the Air Force, so the president will travel on TAME jets (in an economy seat I might add)

Actually the ex Lufthansa birds had a business class section, not sure if they're still flying in that configuration. Most 727s are parked at Latacunga now.

Soren  santahat 



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

TAME also flew charter flights to CUR almost the entire year (nov 2005-sept 2006).


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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 1):
2 or 3 Embraer Jets

1 E-190 and 2 E-170

IIRC they ran charters to MCO,PTY,HAV,AUA and CUR.

They really want to fly to CCS and MIA

E-jets also fly to :

Baltra (in Galapagos)
Cuenca
Esmeraldas
Guayaquil
Isla Isabela (in Galapagos)
Loja
Manta
Nueva Loja
San Cristobal (in Galapagos)
Tulcan

Saludos,
Devan  wave 



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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 4):

How int the name of God did you get to know so much about TAME and Ecuador?


User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 894 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

Does anybody know when exactly they withdrew from their international routes like Havana and Santiago? Was that only because of the crashes in 1998 and 2002 or were there other reasons?


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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 7):
How int the name of God did you get to know so much about TAME and Ecuador?

I lived in the wonderful Country of Ecuador for 7 years, and flights were cheap so I did a lot of jetting around. After I moved out of Ecuador in the mid 90s I went back several times, I also worked for EMSA at UIO for a couple of months as an intern.

On Apr 19, 2001 I flew on B721 HC-BLF, which crashed shortly afterwards.

I also jumpseated in the cockpit of HC-CDA, an F100 of Icaro, which crashed 10 days afterwards.

I also flew several times on a Petroecuador FH27 which crashed when I left the country, must have been early 2005. Flew on the sister ship too but she hasn't crashed yet, thank God.

Soren  santahat 



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 9):
I also jumpseated in the cockpit of HC-CDA, an F100 of Icaro,

Are you sure it was a F100 and not the F28? As far as I know Icaro never operated the F100....?

A388


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 10):
Are you sure it was a F100 and not the F28? As far as I know Icaro never operated the F100....?

Yes, F28, my mistake!

Soren  santahat 



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

Hey Birdwatching,

I just went through the database and indeed came across the F28 registered HC-CDA. No worries, everybody makes mistakes. Would be boring if we wouldn't, right?  Smile

Saludos,

A388


User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 9):
I lived in the wonderful Country of Ecuador for 7 years

Please tell me you liked GYE (hometown) better than UIO.

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 9):
On Apr 19, 2001 I flew on B721 HC-BLF, which crashed shortly afterwards.

I flew TAME the day before their other 721 crashed in 2002. Had worried members calling us to find out if we were OK. The news in the US were sketchy at the time.


User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 13):
I flew TAME the day before their other 721 crashed in 2002. Had worried members calling us to find out if we were OK. The news in the US were sketchy at the time.

I flew in the 727 a week before it crashed in BOG. I still remember seeing the site of the crash of my college campus, and I ever heard the crash, I was less than a mile away. Still remember the face of a FA, she was both trips to and out of UIO, and I always suspected she was on that tragic flight......never confirmed it actually, never wanted to really know.

JAAH



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User currently offlineCptGirmayTesfa From Peru, joined Oct 2003, 406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 1):
With a fleet of mostly 727s thay have served Havana and Santiago in the past, as well as Bogota on behalf of Lufthansa and Air France (with planes aquired from LH and AF), but today they fly from Tulcan to Cali as their only international flight, the reason being (I believe) Ecuador's CAT2 status.

IIRC at some point they flew also scheduled to Panama.


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