Ecuador Airlines

Ecuador Airlines are fairly inexpensive and nearly all flights will be routed through either Quito or Guayaquil.


You can find here a list of the most important domestic airlines with its main routes.

NOTE: If you are traveling to Ecuador, you can buy economic tickets on any international flight using this Cheap Flights to Ecuador Search Box

AeroGal Airlines

The airline company was founded in November 1985 with the aim of offering air transport to passengers and freight in mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

In late 2003, the company extended their routes to fly to Baltra Island in Galapagos and it became one of the first Ecuador airlines to operate that route with five weekly flights.

In July 24, 2006 AeroGal began its international operation with regular flights to the "El Dorado" in Bogota airport. And in August the company began with the path towards Medellin city.

In November 2008, they incorporated a Boeing 757 to cover the the route to Miami, inaugurated on 7 December of that year.

During 2009 this airline introduces a new Boeing 737 and now they have a fleet of 11 aircrafts.

Currently AeroGal offers 6 domestic destinations: Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Manta, Baltra Island (Galapagos) and San Cristobal Island (Galapagos).

And two international destinations: Bogota in Colombia and Miami. To AeroGal Website

Tame Ecuador Airlines

Tame is the only domestic airline in Ecuador that covers 10 destinations nationwide and offers connections between them.

Tame airlines of Ecuador, was founded way back in 1962. Its commercial growth was gradual and sustained.

It expanded its domestic routes and changed its aircraft to DC-3, DC-6, Electra, Avro, Boeing 727100, Boeing 727200, Airbus A320, and more recently to the Brazilian Embraer 170 and 190, which currently cover destinations within Ecuador and one abroad.

Around 3,000 passengers travel daily in this Ecuador airline on its national and international routes.

The incorporation of modern planes with a higher capacity increases the number of passengers and consolidates Tame's airline prestige in the commercial aviation market.

When flying with Tame you can visit the following main cities in Ecuador:

Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz and San Cristobal), Machala, Loja, Coca, Esmeraldas and Lago Agrio.

International Tame Routes

Since 1993, in conformity with a border integration agreement, TAME operates flights three times per week to Cali in Colombia through Esmeraldas in the coast of Ecuador. To TAME Website

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VIP Ecuador Airlines

VIP S.A. is a private airline that began its commercial flights in 2001 and two years later, was acquired by the Brazilian financial group Synergy Group.

This Ecuadorian airline currently has Dornier 328100-20 aircrafts with a capacity of 32 passengers.

This airline covers the routes between Quito, Lago Agrio and coca. (the last two cities in the Amazon Rain Forest of Ecuador) To VIP Website

Once you are inside Ecuador, the small size of the country usually means that selecting one of the three main Ecuador airlines is a good and cheap method of transport.

Recommended Reading

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides). Click to order from Amazon

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides)

With 250 photos and tons of great information, this is an essential addition to your pre-Ecuador and -Galapagos reading!

There are better guides if you are only interested in the islands, but for a combination trip taking in Ecuador as well, it's hard to beat.


Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands. Click to order from Amazon

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands

Small enough to fit into your pocket, yet containing comprehensive information and pictures of all the species you will encounter in the islands, this book is a must-have for nature lovers.

Let's face it, Galapagos is largely about the wildlife. This book will NOT disappoint, and you'll have a great memento of your time with the seals, penguins and tortoises!


Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World. Click to order from Amazon

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World

Definitely NOT a tourist's guide, but if you're like me, and find the history and geography of the islands irresistible, then this is a title you ought to invest in.

Stunningly illustrated, and painstakingly researched, those of you who have been there will be enchanted again -- and those of you who have not will begin planning your trip!


Moon Spotlight Galapagos. Click to order from Amazon

Moon Spotlight Galapagos Islands

If you're a seasoned Galapagos regular, then you will probably prefer something weightier.

But for first-timers looking for simple, down-to-earth advice on where to go, what to see and the best shopping and eating on the islands, this is the book for you.

Small, well-priced, and reliable!


Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire. Click to order from Amazon

Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire

The 10th anniversary edition of this photographer's tour of the Galapagos Islands is a stunning book, worthy of anybody's coffee table.

This is a perfect post-trip talking point -- a great way to remember what you've seen, and spread the word amongst your envious friends!


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