Carlos Alvarez Mantilla, director of the Chief Office of Civil Aviation (DGAC), has rejected a request from city authorities to declare an air service in Cuenca. The municipality requested the emergency status due to a reduction of flights to the Mariscal La Mar airport. According to Alvarez, such a declaration would require closing the airport. Cuenca officials requested the emergency status after government-owned TAME Air suspended flights on the Cuenca-to-Guayaquil route and Latam Airlines failed to add new Cuenca-to-Quito flights that it had promised. TAME says it suspended service due to low passenger demand while Latam said the new flights…
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