TAME appoints new CEO

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Ecuador's TAME has appointed Fernando Guerrero to chief executive after Rafael Farias resigned earlier this month.

Prior to his appointment, Guerrero headed Ecuador's civil aviation authority. He introduced regulations that improved the competitive environment in the industry and increased passenger protection from flight delays and cancellations.

Industry veteran Farias, appointed to his role in late 2011, oversaw TAME's transition from a military-owned to a state-owned company under full civilian control as well as the airline's complex move to Quito's new international airport last year.

Under his supervision, the airline grew from a domestic carrier with little international presence to an airline that operates 18 ATR, Embraer and Airbus aircraft and serves 15 domestic and nine international destinations. He also oversaw an increasing number of bilateral alliances mostly in the SkyTeam camp, including with Delta Air Lines, KLM, Alitalia, Aeromexico, Air Europa and Aerolineas Argentinas.