TAME EP AND THE OPEN SKIES POLICY
TAME EP, the open skies policy is nothing but beneficial. However, the public practice of liberalizing air transportation is nothing new to the aviation industry. Ecuador is signatory to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (also known as the Chicago Convention), which highlights the importance of satisfying the needs of peoples of the world to ensure safe, regular, efficient, and cost-effective air transportation and to grant each signatory country an equal opportunity to explore international air transportation markets. For TAME EP, the airline of the Ecuadorian people, this is good news, since by excluding cabotage, which refers to domestic flights within the continental territory, the company can set in motion its entire operation to satisfy the demand for domestic flights. With the arrival of foreign operators and the subsequent increase in air traffic, this will certainly become quite necessary. Taking an international view, the situation means a challenge for TAME EP, since we will undoubtedly need to intensify efforts to ensure our competitivity in the market realities that lie ahead.