clo1973
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Type Of Aircraft On The Route Quito - Galapagos

Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:37 am

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
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RE: Type Of Aircraft On The Route Quito - Galapagos

Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:56 am

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......
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RE: Type Of Aircraft On The Route Quito - Galapagos

Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:05 am

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.
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airportmanager
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RE: Type Of Aircraft On The Route Quito - Galapagos

Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:13 am

Hey Guys

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

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RE: Type Of Aircraft On The Route Quito - Galapagos

Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:02 am

https://www.aerogal.com.ec

AeroGal flies from both airports from Galapagos with 727s only.
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airportmanager
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RE: Type Of Aircraft On The Route Quito - Galapagos

Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:45 am

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.

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