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Formed and started operations in 2010. Domestic, regional & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo jet airplane services.
THE REPUBLIC OF ECUADOR WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1809, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 283,561 SQ KM, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS QUITO, ITS POPULATION IS 12 MILLION, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH.
May 2010: A group of 10 entrepreneurs from Cuenca (Ecuador's third largest city) have established Air Cuenca (ACU).
Santiago Serrano, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the cousin of Edgar Serrano, President, says (ACU) will initially operate two daily flights from its Cuenca base to the capital Quito, and one daily flight to Guayaquil.
(ACU) plans to add one or two more 737-500s by the end of 2010, which will be used to add frequencies on its first two routes and launch new domestic services, including from Quito to Loja and Santa Rosa.
International flights will be considered as part of a later international phase. As (ACU) is currently not set up to handle international flights, (ACU) is looking at launching international flights to Northern Peru from Santa Rosa, where a new international airport opened this year. International flights from Guayaquil will also be considered.
While Air Cuenca (ACU) was granted last year an initial concession from Ecuador's authorities, it has not yet completed the certification process with the country's (DGAC).
737-548 (26287, HC-CJB - - SEE PHOTO - - "ACU-737-548-2011-02"), ex-Small Planet Airways (LIJ), ex-(EI-CDS), Triton (TIA) leased.