Ecuadorian start-up airline Lineas Aereas Cuencanas (LAC) has announced that it will start commercial operations on 13 May, operating to four domestic destinations with its single Bombardier CRJ700.

The Cuenca-based airline will operate a daily flight between Cuenca and Guayaquil, Guayaquil and Quito, and twice daily flights between Quito and Loja.

The carrier obtained its air operator's certificate in April, almost a year after acquiring the aircraft, and plans to also add also a 50-seater Embraer 145 for less dense routes.

LAC will compete with state-owned Tame, LAN Ecuador and Avianca subsidiary Aerogal.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news