Clo1973 From Colombia, joined Apr 2006, 239 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3517 times:
I believe TAME flies twice a day on the Quito - Galapagos (Baltra) route. I was wondering what type of aircraft does TAME uses on that route?....the A320?, E170?.....I hope somebody from Ecuador can give me a hand with that...
AA54heavy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 189 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3474 times:
Last year when I went on this route it was an A320, with very lovely service might I add (but with a hefty price tag). If you look at the photo database you'll see that in the past the 727 did some of the routes (along with a lease 757 at one time or another)........but yeah, I don't think the Embraer's do this journey........btw, the service is Quito - Guayaquil - Galapagos, I don't think there is a nonstop and its done like upwards of twice a day......
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9199 posts, RR: 52 Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3465 times:
It goes via Guayaquil. Back when 727s flew this route, they did not have enough range to fly to the Galapagos nonstop from UIO because of the extreme penalties involved with an airport almost at 10,000ft. It was only a 700 mile flight, but the 727s had severly limited range. I don't know if the A320s could make the route nonstop, but I presume that they would be able to since 737NGs fly similar length routes.
I flew this route in 1999 and Baltra has the most nonexistant airport that I have ever been to. It is pretty much a national park service booth for arrivals and a tiny waiting area along with people selling things.
Tame might be one of the more dangerous airlines in the world, but the service was actually pretty good if you could speak Spanish. They served a meal on the flight.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
Airportmanager From Ecuador, joined Mar 2001, 558 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3291 times:
It varys a lot. Now a days there are even some direct UIO-Galapagos Routes. Some in the EMB and some in the A320 and even some times in the 727!! Its amazing, but true. Rememebr galapagos has two airports, BALTRA and SAN CRSIOBAL which are active. So it depends
Airportmanager From Ecuador, joined Mar 2001, 558 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3194 times:
Thats not true JIMYVR, they Fly 727 to baltra and 732 to San Cristobal, and they have a number of charter flights, and normal flights, the same day etc, so NO, they only have 1 727 and they dont fly twice the same day. Thwy fly 727 and 737.