Ramón Torres Galarza, Ecuador’s ambassador to Venezuela; Rafael Farías, TAME’s CEO; Patricio Salazar, Director of Commerce and Investments, Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commerce and Integration; and Isaías Saramiento, TAME’s GM Caracas, held a press conference at Hotel Marriott Caracas to inform about the launch of TAME’s new route to the Venezuelan capital.
- TAME, the state-owned Ecuadorian carrier, launched daily services from Bogotá (BOG) in Colombia to Caracas (CCS) in Venezuela. The new route comes as an extension to the airline’s service from Quito to Bogotá, which launched a month ago, and was possible only after TAME was granted regulatory approval from Venezuelan authorities. Rafael Farías, TAME’s CEO, said: “Launching a stopping service from Quito to Caracas via Bogotá helps us make the new route financially sustainable, but also allows us to closely monitor load factors in each market.” Competition on the route comes from Avianca (21 weekly flights), Copa (13) and Conviasa (6). TAME plans to further extend the route with services from Quito to Lima scheduled to launch in November, subject to regulatory approval.