The Association of Airline Representatives of Ecuador (Arlae) asked the Ecuadorian Government that the announced reduction of two rates for air transport be extended to all airlines and to all airports that have international qualification.
The Arlae referred to this in a statement released this Thursday about the conditions set by the Ministry of Tourism to access the reduction of the Eco Delta rate from 50 to 5 dollars and the Ecuador Tourist Power rate from 10 to 1 dollar.
The revision of the Eco Delta rate was announced a year ago by President Guillermo Lasso to promote the increase of international tourists to the country.
This reduction is only applicable to “new international airlines that enter Ecuador for the first time and make international routes to airports that are managed by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC); and, those delegated to the local administration who have not granted concessions to a private party”.
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You can also access this discount “international airlines that currently operate in Ecuador, and that open a new international route to the airports that are managed by the DGAC; and, those that have been delegated to the local administration and have not been granted a private concession”.
The resolution, published in the Official Registry of Ecuador on September 9, is emphatic in stating that “the airlines that currently maintain a route and frequencies to the country will not be able to avail themselves of this benefit; and, change said route to a new airport that has this benefit”.
The Ministry of Tourism based this measure on an incentive to attract low-cost airlines to operate in airports with little or no activity, so that the arrival of tourists and travelers stimulates the economy of the areas where these airport facilities are located.
Only managed by DGAC
Under this framework, Arlae criticized that the benefit applies strictly to international airports of Latacunga, in the province of Cotopaxi, and Manta, capital of the province of Manabí, both administered by the DGAC.
Therefore, the airline association urged the Ecuadorian Executive to The measure “is extended to all operations of Ecuadorian and international airlines and to all airports that meet international qualification standards.”
Since 2016, the value of the Eco Delta rate is 50 dollars for each air ticket issued to travel from Ecuador to any place abroad, and the Ecuador Tourist Power rate is set at 10 dollars for each air ticket to travel to Ecuador. from anywhere abroad. (YO)