Special control measures for carrying liquids, aerosols and gels (LAG's) in carry-on luggage on international flights

These steps are explained below; apply generally and, without exception, in international commercial flights. (See more details)

Items prohibited for transportation by air

  • Prohibition to carry arms fire and other devices that launch projectiles.
  • Prohibition to carry knives, sharp objects or sharp edges.
  • Prohibition to transport artifacts that cause numbness and/or immobilization.
  • Prohibition the transport of tools.
    Prohibition from carrying blunt instruments.
  • Prohibition to carry explosives, flammable substances and devices. (See more detail)

Procedures for transporting firearms in the holds of aircraft TAME EP

The Department of Firearms Control of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces of Ecuador, which exists in all airports nationwide, is the dependence for all passengers intending to travel by air while carrying a firearm, which should be given to those officials and thus comply with the procedure established by the FAA. (See more detail)

Important information for a passenger to know

Documents considered as valid travel documents are described below:

  • Identification documents valid for passengers on domestic and international flights (see more details)

Importance of Aviation Security

Over the years and even more with increasing globalization, the civil aviation industry became one of the central axes of the trade, which also allows the interconnection of all countries, to the point that airports, especially international, have become the gateways or borders of a country.

The importance, and especially, the prestige this industry has acquired are increasingly attracting criminals and terrorists who seek to use civil aviation to pressure nations and to promote different interests.

Therefore, efforts to protect the aviation industry not been left behind and everyday controls are tightened, ensuring not only safety but also reliability in the industry.

Aviation Security

Aviation security is the protection of civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference.

This objective is achieved through a combination of measures and resources both human and material, aimed for the safety of passengers, crew, ground personnel, and the general public.

Each aircraft operator will ensure that measures designed to safeguard against acts of unlawful interference are applied as far as possible, based on a security-risk assessment carried out by the authorities.