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Ecuador plane tickets & flights





Ecuador pretty much falls out of the mainstream of South American air traffic.

For informing travelers we have put together this informative guide to Ecuador air travel possibilities. Hopefully it will be of good use to you and you will achieve to travel easier, faster and cheaper!


Domestic flights

Few internal flights, mostly touching Quito or Guayaquil.


International flights

New York and Madrid and easily reachable, so are some South American capitals like Caracas, Buenos Aires, Lima, Santiago de Chile.

Quito and Guayaquil both have very good international connections, from our analysis, both cities have better connection with Europe and North America than Caracas and Bogotá.


Airlines serving Ecuador



Based in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

This company serves the cities of: Guayaquil, Quito, Manta, Cuenca, Baltra Island (Galápagos Islands), San Cristóbal Island (Galápagos Islands) from the domestic segment. And also flies to: Bogotá, Miami and New York's JFK airport.


LAN Ecuador

With this airline you can reach: Madrid, Miami, New York, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile on international routes.
On domestic trips it serves Cuenca, Quito, Guayaquil.



This airline is owned by the Ecuadorian Air Force, which is unusual in the case of airlines.

Serves the following destinations within Ecuador: Baltra Island (Galápagos Islands), Coca, Cuenca, Esmeraldas, Guayaquil, Lago Agrio, Loja, Macas, Machala, Manta, Portoviejo, Quito, San Cristóbal Island (Galápagos Islands) and Tulcan.

TAME has hubs at Guayaquil and Quito.

Internationally TAME serves Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Jamaican and Panamanian destinations. In the past there used to be routes to Chile and Brazil, but were erased.


Various other carriers

There are 2 main airports where foreign airlines reach (others may also have some, but much poorer connections):  Quito and Guayaquil.


At Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport you will see airliners belonging to foreign companies like: Air Comet, American Airlines, Avianca, Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, Copa Airlines, Iberia, KLM, LAN Chile and LAN Perú, TACA Perú and TACA Costa Rica.

From Quito you will reach the following (among many other) foreign destinations: Madrid, Bogotá, Houston, Atlanta, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Cali, Lima, Medellín, Caracas, San José de Costa Rica, etc.


From Guayaquil you have many choices, including flying with American Airlines, KLM, a series of LAN carriers, TACA Costa Rica, TACA Peru, Delta Airlines, Copa Airlines and many others that serve Quito's José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport.

Main international destinations from Guayaquil: Panama City, Miami, New York, Madrid, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Caracas, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, San José de Costa Rica, Cali, Lima, etc.


Destinations, major airports in Ecuador


Baltra Seymour Airport (Galápagos Islands)

Cuenca Mariscal Lamar Airport

Guayaquil José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (formerly known as Simón Bolívar International Airport)

Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport

San Cristóbal Airport (Galápagos Islands)


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