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President Criticizes Increase in Airline Ticket Prices and Reaffirms Plan to Empower Local Airports

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Ecuadorian President Correa went on record criticizing the increase in ticket prices for Tame, a public airline, recalling that the government has offered three new aircraft to the company but were refused and raised prices instead. He added the government has plan to empower local airports in Santa Rosa, Tena (where airports have been rebuilt) improve the airports of Coca, Lago Agrio and Esmeraldas.

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Original Article Text From America Economia via Google Translate :

New Air Routes Covering Local And Regional Airports In Ecuador

New air routes will be added in the coming days, said President Rafael Correa by public airline Tame.

Flights: Santa Rosa-Quito, Tena-Quito-Quito Marapoa, Macas, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Quito, Manta-Quito, Salinas-Quito, Lago Agrio-Quito-Guayaquil Latacunga, Latacunga, Manta, Latacunga, Cuenca, Manta -Cuenca, Esmeraldas, Guayaquil, Lago Agrio-Guayaquil, Guayaquil and Loja Coca-Guayaquil will join with “low prices” in order to “strengthen local and regional airports,” said the president.

Referring to the recent increase in the price of air tickets, Correa emphasized, “if they are public companies, responding to public policy,” he said the airline Tame.

The president criticized the increase in the passages, recalling that the government has offered three new aircraft to the state company.

“We gave them three French turboprop ATR aircraft, which do not have to recoup the investment, or have to repay, that decreases the passages, but they came up to us, so we took corrective measures and inform me that the prices of the route Santa Rosa (Gold)-Quito have been revised downwards, “said Correa.

“We’ve got a plan to empower these local airports in Santa Rosa, Tena (where airports have been rebuilt) improve the airports of Coca, Lago Agrio, Esmeraldas, where we improve the track,” he said.

“We now need to promote and profit from these airports and that the company is public, but private only going to be expensive commercial basis and charge to cover the routes Quito-Guayaquil-Cuenca,” said Correa.

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