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mercure1
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Ecuatoriana coming back

Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:03 pm

Seems investors have adopted the name of the company that ceased operations in 2006, for a new startup and applied for AOC from CNAC (National Council of Civil Aviation).
The airline, as reported, will initially launch service domestically and is looking at both prop and jet fleet types.
The eventual timing might be good with the closure of TAME.

https://simpleflying.com/ecuatoriana-airlines/
https://www.nlarenas.com/2020/09/ecuato ... aerolinea/
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Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:16 pm

mercure1 wrote:
Seems investors have adopted the name of the company that ceased operations in 2006, for a new startup and applied for AOC from CNAC (National Council of Civil Aviation).
The airline, as reported, will initially launch service domestically and is looking at both prop and jet fleet types.
The eventual timing might be good with the closure of TAME.

https://simpleflying.com/ecuatoriana-airlines/
https://www.nlarenas.com/2020/09/ecuato ... aerolinea/


Certainly not the most auspicious time to launch an airline, and particularly in such a small market with 2 major airlines (AV and LATAM) serving the domestic network. Good luck to them as memories from Ecuatoriana are not enough to guarantee success.
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Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:01 pm

I hope they bring back their extremely eye catching livery!
 
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Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:42 pm

mercure1 wrote:
Seems investors have adopted the name of the company that ceased operations in 2006, for a new startup and applied for AOC from CNAC (National Council of Civil Aviation).
The airline, as reported, will initially launch service domestically and is looking at both prop and jet fleet types.
The eventual timing might be good with the closure of TAME.

https://simpleflying.com/ecuatoriana-airlines/
https://www.nlarenas.com/2020/09/ecuato ... aerolinea/


The demise of TAME shows there is no need for a 3rd domestic carrier. If they want to waste their money, more power to them.
 
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Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:51 pm

It’s probably now or never. Avianca and LATAM are bankrupt and the new Ecuatoriana might prove to be more trouble than its worth for one of the two existing carriers and they might decide to leave. LA closed Argentina and Avianca closed Peru, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility that one or both could close Ecuador and leave the new Ecuatoriana with more room to breathe.
 
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Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:49 pm

OB1504 wrote:
It’s probably now or never. Avianca and LATAM are bankrupt and the new Ecuatoriana might prove to be more trouble than its worth for one of the two existing carriers and they might decide to leave. LA closed Argentina and Avianca closed Peru, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility that one or both could close Ecuador and leave the new Ecuatoriana with more room to breathe.


I was thinking of this too. Maybe Avianca or LATAM (or both) are downsizing in Ecuador or planning on leaving all together. In this case there might be more room for Ecuatoriana. As another member here said, I hope they bring back their nice colorful livery. Meaning this one:




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Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:21 am

Ecuatoriana Airlines obtains its operating license.

https://newsroom.aviator.aero/ecuatoria ... g-license/
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Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:15 am

Would love an Ecuatoriana A350 or A220 complete withblack nose cone, but would settle for any type...something good has to come out of 2020 surely. :D
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Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:20 am

Well they still have a 727-200 in TUS. Just needs 3 JT8D's and some love.

It actually got moved a month or so ago. So the wheels work!
 
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Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:37 am

b4thefall wrote:
I hope they bring back their extremely eye catching livery!


Ecuatoriana had some snazzy liveries for sure, but many of us retirees may remember their original livery which featured alternating blue & white diagonal stripes on the vertical stabilizers of their Lockheed L-188 Electras. Back in the Sixties & early Seventies, these large turboprops could be seen buzzing in & out of MIA. The stripes gave the aircraft a mysterious appearance . . . well, at least I thought so!

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Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:06 pm

Seems the first plane will be a Beechcraft 1900D.
The second type of either Dash 8 or ATR being evaluated for mid-2021 service entry.
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Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:00 pm

Targeting hiring crews in April and July launch of scheduled domestic operations, pending issuance of AOC

https://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/202 ... ticos-2021
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