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Five Major Cities Being Considered for Fuel Subsidy

A few weeks ago we posted about the 40% discount on fuel that Ecuador’s president has offered major airlines. Here are the tentative five cities that will be given the fuel subsidies. If you live near these cities, and the fuel grants go through, you’re probably going to be seeing some major flight discounts to Quito, Cuenca, Guayaquil and Galapagos Islands.  

Five routes being considered for fuel subsidy
August 28, 2012 --  http://unvrso.ec/0003UF3

The Production Sector Council will be responsible for prioritizing new air routes to enter the incentive scheme announced by the government earlier this month.

The idea is to grant a subsidy of 40% of a gallon of fuel for three years with the airline to open a nonexistent path that would connect directly to Ecuador.

An official of the Ministry of Production Coordinator said the tentative routes being considered for this benefit would be Los Angeles (USA), Vancouver (Canada), Frankfurt (Germany), Rome (Italy) and Sao Paulo (Brazil).

The grant will be given to the company that the new route aperture and keep the connection with at least three times a week (round trip).

The viability of this benefit will be through an executive order, although the Ministry of Production has not given details of the date on which the plan would start.

Juan Carlos Torres, vice president of the Association of National Airlines (Adena), said that at the moment do not know details of the proposal and what the mechanism is analyzed to prioritize the routes that have the fuel subsidy.

The union representative said that in aviation, one of the aspects that are considered for the opening of a new route is the claim that this may have, because if there is not hard to hold.

"The fuel can be subsidized, but if no one goes there, does not justify going to the destination," said Torres.

Earlier this year, the government removed the fuel subsidy facing airports in Guayaquil, Quito, Cuenca and the Galapagos Islands.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    With Toronto being in the centre of Canada, being the largest airport and serving over 60% of the Cdn population, especially those going to & living in Ecuador, this would make more sense both economically and logistically. Perhaps in time add a 2nd departue from the west.




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