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The largest city of Ecuador, in the western part of the country near the Gulf of Guayaquil, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It was founded c. 1535.
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(Spanish ɡwajaˈkil)
(Placename) a port in W Ecuador: the largest city in the country and its chief port; university (1867). Pop: 2 387 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌgwaɪ əˈkil)

1. a seaport in W Ecuador, on the Gulf of Guayaquil. 1,300,868.
2. Gulf of, an arm of the Pacific in SW Ecuador.
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Ecuador, Republic of Ecuador - a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
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The airline will discontinue service between its hubs and almost 50 destinations and as a result of this it will be withdrawing from the following markets: Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia; Cali, Colombia; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Cologne, Germany; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Monclova, Mexico; Montgomery, Alabama; Oakland and Palm Springs, California; Reno, Nevada; Santiago, Dominican Republic; Sarasota and Tallahassee, Florida; and Toledo, Ohio.
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Commencing 15 December LanChile will introduce a new daily, non-stop service from New York, USA to Guayaquil, Ecuador. The service will operate using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft and an introductory fare of USD378 round-trip is being offered.
In addition, from 1 December LanChile will commence services between New York and Guayaquil, Ecuador.
A LanChile flight from Lima, Peru to New York, USA made an emergency landing in Guayaquil, Ecuador on 28 September after one passenger was found dead in a lavatory and another suffered an epileptic attack.