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Aerolane Líneas Aéreas Nacionales del Ecuador S.A. (LAN Ecuador)
IATA
XL
ICAO
LNE
Callsign
LAN ECUADOR
Founded 2002
Hubs Mariscal Sucre International Airport
Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport
Frequent flyer program LANPASS
Alliance Oneworld
Fleet size 5
Destinations 7
Parent company LAN Airlines S.A.
Headquarters Guayaquil, Ecuador
Key people Xavier Rivera (Chairman)
Jorge Dahik (CEO)
Website www.lan.com

LAN Ecuador is an airline based in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It operates scheduled passenger services from Quito and Guayaquil with aircraft leased from LAN Airlines as required. Its main base is José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, Guayaquil, with a hub at Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito.[1]

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History

LAN Ecuador was established in July 2002 and started operations on 28 April 2003. It is owned by Translloyd (55%) and LAN Airlines (45%).[1]

On 24 December 2008, LAN Ecuador received approval to begin domestic operations. It plans to begin these operations by the end of March 2009 with Airbus A320 family aircraft.[2]

Destinations

LAN Ecuador serves the following destinations as at July 2009:

Europe
North America
South America

See also LAN Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Dominicana and LAN Perú.

Fleet

LAN Ecuador's fleet consists of the following aircraft (at 26 December 2008):[3]

LAN Ecuador Fleet
Aircraft Total Routes Notes
Boeing 767-300ER 3 International Routes One stored at MEX
Airbus A318 2 Domestic Routes
Airbus A320 1 Quito-Guayaquil-Santiago-Buenos Aires
Total 6

LAN Airlines announced that the purchase of 26 Boeing 787's would be separated between LAN Airlines, LAN Perú, LAN Argentina, and LAN Ecuador. The amount to enter the LAN Ecuador fleet is unknown at this time, but it is likely the Boeing 787's will replace the ageing Boeing 767-300's.[4]

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