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TAME Airlines, or TAME Ecuador, is the flag carrier and state-owned airline of Ecuador. It is the largest airline operating from Ecuador. TAME was founded as Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuatorianos (TAME) and began operations in 1962. It has it's hub at Quito at Mariscal Sucre International Airport and its focus cities are Guayaquil, Cuenca, Manta and Esmeraldas.
The airline is dedicated to providing increased connectivity for its passengers, and currently links 11 destinations within the Amazon, Sierra, Costa and Galapagos - it is one of only three airlines to fly to the beautiful Galapagos Islands. It also flies to a number of international destinations, including Fort Lauderdale in the USA.
If you are looking to book a flight on TAME, you can do through Alternative Airlines. We are a UK based travel agency, and our flight booking website is in English and is easy-to-use. Find out more about Alternative Airlines here.
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|Baltra Island (Galapagos Islands)||GPS||Seymour Airport|
|Coca||OCC||Francisco de Orellana Airport|
|Cuenca||CUE||Mariscal Lamar Airport|
|Esmeraldas||ESM||General Rivadeneira Airport|
|Guayaquil||GYE||José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport|
|Latacunga||LTX||Cotopaxi International Airport|
|Loja||LOH||Camilo Ponce Enríquez Airport|
|Machala||ETR||Santa Rosa International Airport|
|Manta||MEC||Eloy Alfaro International Airport|
|Nueva Loja||LGQ||Lago Agrio Airport|
|Salinas||SNC||General Ulpiano Paez Airport|
|San Cristóbal||SCY||San Cristóbal Airport|
|Tulcan||TUA||Teniente Coronel Luis a Mantilla International Airport|
TAME is one of only three airlines to fly to the Galapagus Islands. Why not fly to the Galapagus and explore the beautiful islands using Emetebe Airlines, a niche airline offering transportation around the islands.
|Colombia||Bogotá||BOG||El Dorado International Airport|
|Colombia||Cali||CLO||Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport|
|United States||Fort Lauderdale||FLL||Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport|
|Cuba||Havana||HAV||José Martí International Airport|
|Peru||Lima||LIM||Jorge Chávez International Airport|
Passengers can check in for their flights online via the TAME online check-in page and clicking the check-in tab. This service is available between 24 hours and 3 hours before your scheduled departure time. You can cancel web-check-in from 48 hours up until three hours before your scheduled flight departure time.
Passengers can check-in at the airport of departure by visiting one of the TAME check-in desks. The airline asks that you arrive for check-in at least one hour before departure time for domestic flights and at least three hours before for international flights.
TAME is not part of an Airline Alliance.
In 2010, TAME extended its flight network by a codeshare agreement with Copa Airlines. Through its partnership with Copa Airlines, some flights may be ticketed by TAME, but will actually be opperated by Copa Airlines, and vice versa.
The airline operates a frequent flyer program called TAME Millas, whereby frequent flyers are rewarded.
You can collect TAME Millas frequent flyer points when you make a flight booking with Alternative Airlines. Check out our page on collecting frequent flyer points to find out more about how to collect TAME Millas points.
Domestic Flights: For flights within Ecuador, to the Galapogos Islands, and between Ecuador and Cali, passengers are permitted 1 piece of baggage of 23 kg maximum weight. The maximum dimensions for this baggage are 158cm or 62". Passengers who exceed this allowance may be subject to excess baggage fees.
International Flights: 2 pieces of 23 kg maximum weight baggage is permitted on routes between United States and South America, between South America and between Ecuador and the Caribbean. The maximum dimensions for this baggage are 158cm or 62". Passengers who exceed this allowance may be subject to excess baggage fees.
Passengers are allowed hand luggage allowance of 1 piece of 8kg of 55cm high, 35cm wide and 25cm depth and 1 personal item such as notebook, camera or baby book.
There is no entertainment system available in economy class.
Meals: Refreshments, including beverages and meals, will depend on the route.
Basic but comfortable padded seats, with fold-down trays and ample overhead storage.
On international flights, on the day of travel passengers can upgrade to a more comfortable seat with extra legroom. This can be done at the Tame counter and outlets, which are located at the airports. The upgrade has a fee of $60-80 USD, depending on the route.
There is an audio and entertainment system available in Business Class, offering film and music channels.
Meals: Meals and snacks may be served, but this is route depending. Drinks are available throughout the flight.
Business travellers have plenty of personal space, with adjustable footrests and headrests. Reading lights are available.
Please note that TAME Airlines does not offer specials meals. The airline encourages passengers with special dietary needs to feel free to bring their own meals/snacks onboard.
Onboard W-Fi is not currently available.
Short-haul operations are likely to be operated by the ATR turboprop, and mid to long-haul flights are likely to be operated by the airline's Airbus family. Did you know, when making your flight booking through Alternative Airlines, you can check to see which aircraft you will be flying on? Find out more here.
|AIRCRAFT TYPE||NUMBER IN SERVICE||NUMBER OF PASSENGERS|
|Airbus A319-100||1||Economy: 150
|Airbus A320-200||2||Economy: 150
|ATR 42-500||3||Economy: 50
|Embraer 190AR||3 (stored)||Economy: /
Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the main airport in Ecuador and has one runway. Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the main hub for TAME, the flag carrier of Ecuador as well as LAN Ecuador and Avianca Ecuador.
Other airlines which fly to and from Mariscal Sucre International Airport include Aeromexico, Aerolineas Argentinas, American Airlines, Avianca Ecuador (formerly Aerogal) Iberia, Insel Air Aruba, KLM, LATAM Airlines Ecuador, United Airlines and Viva Colombia.