Tame temporarily suspends flights to Fort Lauderdale

Ecuadorian airline Tame reported that it will temporarily stop flying to Fort Lauderdale, in the US, of its international destinations.

The measure was taken because it is “carrying out processes for the installation of ADS-B-OUT equipment which [as of January 1, 2020], must be installed on all aircraft operating in the airspace of the United States of America,” according to a statement from the company.

Automatic dependent surveillance—broadcast (ADS–B), is a surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation. Using “ADS-B Out”, each aircraft periodically broadcasts information about itself, such as identification, current position, altitude and velocity, through an on-board transmitter, enabling it to be tracked. ADS-B Out provides air traffic controllers with real-time position information that is, in most cases, more accurate than the information available with current radar-based systems.

In their statement, TAME added that passengers who had tickets to that destination will be notified of transfers to other airlines to make their trip. The airline also asked users to reconfirm their itineraries by calling 1-700-500-800 in Ecuador and 1-800-430-2471 or by email contactme@tame.com.ec.

Tame flies to Fort Lauderdale from Guayaquil and Quito.The other two airlines that fly to Fort Lauderdale are Spirit and JetBlue.