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Ecuador: LATAM Starts to Offer Flights from Cuenca to Miami through Quito

A LATAM A319 aircraft (Photo: LATAM)

LATAM Ecuador modified its schedule on January 2, an action that will allow the airline to connect the south of Ecuador with the recently inaugurated flights to Miami (MIA).

“It is an important step to start with this connection, in this way we internationalize the air service of Cuenca with the different cities of the world and also the possibility of increasing frequencies and routes,” said Boris Palacios, General Coordinator of Mobility of the Municipality of Cuenca.

The necessary adjustments were made to cover 100% of air operations at Cuenca’s Mariscal La Mar airport, both in infrastructure and operating personnel, and the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) was requested to extend the aerodrome’s schedule from 06:00 to 22:00 (local time) starting November 5, 2022.

Flight Itinerary

Cuenca (CUE) to Quito (UIO) flight LA 1400/1401/1406 CUE 06:10 – 06:58 UIO.
Quito (UIO) to Miami (MIA) flight LA 1454 UIO 08:30 – 12:45 MIA.
Miami (MIA) to Quito (UIO) flight LA 1453 MIA 14:35 – 18:55 UIO.
Quito (UIO) to Cuenca (CUE) flight LA 1405/1407/1409 UIO 20:25 – 21:20 UIO.

The operations between Cuenca and Quito are operated daily by Airbus A319 aircraft, with capacity for 144 passengers, for an offer of 1,008 seats per leg.

On the other hand, Miami and Quito are connected by Airbus A320 aircraft with capacity for 174 passengers, offering 1,218 seats per leg.

Passengers will complete immigration formalities in the city of Quito, while they will deliver and receive their luggage directly at the Cuenca terminal.

LATAM Ecuador operations

LATAM is the largest airline in Ecuador, with 5 international and 9 domestic routes to 12 destinations, with a fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft.

According to information obtained by Cirium, by January 2023, the company represents 44% of the share in terms of seat supply in the country.

To and from Quito (UIO):

Coca (OCC); 7 weekly flights.
Cuenca (CUE); 26 weekly flights.
Guayaquil (GYE); 67 weekly flights.
Loja (LOH); 2 weekly flights.
Manta (MEC); 10 weekly flights.
Bogotá (BOG), Colombia; 9 weekly flights.
Lima (LIM), Peru; 14 weekly flights.
Miami (MIA), United States; 7 weekly flights.

To and from Guayaquil (GYE):

Cuenca (CUE); 5 weekly flights.
Baltra (GPS); 9 weekly flights.
San Cristobal (SCY); 20 weekly flights.
Buenos Aires/Ezeiza (EZE), Argentina; 7 flights weekly via Lima (LIM), Peru.
Lima (LIM), Peru; 3 weekly flights operated by LATAM Peru.
Santiago (SCL), Chile; 7 weekly flights.

This article was originally published by Gastón Sena on Aviacionline in syndication with AirlineGeeks.



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