Earlier this month, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa announced the end of government fuel subsidies for local airlines. The following fuel surcharges have been announced for Galapagos Flights starting January 1, 2012 (subject to change):
For flights with AeroGal Airlines the supplement will be $100 per person ($50 one-way). For TAME Airlines, there is a $120 per person ($60 one-way) surcharge coming/going from Guayaquil to the Galapagos and a $140 per person ($70 one-way) for flights coming/going to Quito. This fuel surcharge will be applied even to tickets that have already been paid for and/or issued when traveling on January 1 or thereafter (and will also apply to those returning from the Islands after January 1st).
For those whose tickets have already been issued please plan to pay this fee upon checking-in to your Galapagos flight. It is recommended that you pay this fee in cash to avoid any delays or issues at the ticketing counter.