The Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MTOP) told daily El Universo through an email that the Jumandy airport in Tena will serve for flights of the aviation school, military and private flights, aerial work and air charters.
The Tame airline operated in this aerial terminal from April 29, 2011. It was inaugurated with the aim of increasing domestic operations, interconnecting Tena with other cities, “beginning with Quito and in accordance with demand continuing with Guayaquil, Cuenca, Latacunga,” the Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MTOP) stated.
But in January, Tame announced its retirement due to the lack of frequencies. According to Paola Carvajal, manager of the state firm, the effort of the airline to pay the operation was not justified.
Carvajal said that the route had a 37% occupancy, which is low if compared with others whose rate is still not profitable, but they do have a high level of demand such as Quito- Loja (87%) or Quito-Santa Rosa (86% ).