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About TAME Airlines

TAME Airlines, or TAME Equador, is the flag carrier and state-owned airline of Ecuador. It is the largest airline operating from Ecuador.

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 Galapagus Islands. It also flies to a number of international destinations, including Fort Lauderdale in the USA.

TAME was founded as Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuatorianos (TAME) and began operations in 1962. It has its hub at Quito at Mariscal Sucre International Airport and its focus cities are Guayaquil, Cuenca, Manta and Esmeraldas.

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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Check-In

Online Check-In

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.

Airport Check-In

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.

 


 

Airline Alliance

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.

 


 

Frequent Flyer Program

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.

 


Airlines Baggage

Checked Baggage

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.

Carry-on Baggage

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.

 


 

Economy Class

Economy Class Facilities

There is no entertainment system available in economy class.

Meals: Refreshments, including beverages and meals, will depend on the route.

Economy Class Seating

Basic but comfortable padded seats, with fold-down trays and ample overhead storage.

Seat Upgrade

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.

 


 

Business Class

Business Class Facilities

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 Class Seating

Business travellers have plenty of personal space, with adjustable footrests and headrests. Reading lights are available.

 


Special Meals

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.

 


 

TAME Airlines WiFi

Onboard W-Fi is not currently available.

 


The Fleet

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
Business: 12
Airbus A320-200 2 Economy: 150
Business: 12
ATR 42-500 3 Economy: 50
Business: n/a
Embraer 190AR 3 (stored) Economy: /
Business: /

 


 

Destinations

Domestic Destinations

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CITY IATA AIRPORT
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

 

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International Destinations

Accurate 2019

COUNTRY CITY IATA CODE AIRPORT
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

 


Hub Airport

Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the main airport in Ecuador and is one of the busiest airports in South America. Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the main hub for TAME, the flag carrier of Ecuador as well as LAN Ecuador and Avianca Ecuador. Mariscal Sucre International Airport has one runaway.

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

Mariscal Sucre international airport terminal building exterior shot

Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Image Credit: Jordy Vaca, via Wikipedia Commons

 


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