Quito International Airport

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Quito International Airport

The Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito is the main gateway to Ecuador. The airport – managed by Corporación Quiport – guarantees efficient and safe operations for airlines and improved services for passengers, making it the most recognized airport in the region.

Mariscal Sucre International Airport began to operate in 2013 as the only greenfield airport in Latin America and the Caribbean. Thanks to its technical characteristics, the airport has allowed a significant increase in connectivity for Quito and the country, at the same time offering more efficient operations for airlines and improved services for passengers.

The airport is located on the Caraburo plateau with an area of 1,500 hectares surrounded by three large ravines which create a natural barrier preventing the future construction of populated areas. Its surroundings do not present prominent natural obstacles or any restriction to the safe, organized and efficient operation of aircraft.

The airport is located 20.5 km as the crow flies from the city of Quito and is currently accessed by three roads in excellent condition which allow free-flowing traffic between the airport and the city. Now Quito has a true airport infrastructure capable of increasing its services according to the needs of the market; and its location on the outskirts of the urban perimeter eliminates the risks involved in the operation of a city airport.

The airport is located in the Tababela Valley, a place which enjoys a very pleasant climate where the temperature ranges from 6 to 26oC and it does not rain frequently. This makes it an appropriate environment for aviation operations.

The prevailing winds come from the North, thus the main runway is South-North Runway 36. Between June and August the wind changes direction and blows from South to North.

These climatological conditions are an advantage given that travelers can be certain of reaching their destination without any difficulties. The airport maintains an average operating time of 99.5%.

The terminal measures 52,430 m2 and includes all services and facilities necessary for the efficient flow of passengers and provides a wide commercial offering and comfort to ensure that you have the best travel experience as soon as you enter the airport.

Level 1 is for Arrivals. Passengers in International Arrivals arrive through the North door, while passengers in Domestic Arrivals arrive through the South door.

Level 2 is for Departures. Airlines that operate domestic flights use the check-in counters in hall A and the south side of hall B, while airlines that operate international flights use the counters located on the north side of hall B and halls C and D.

Airport News

Avianca Cargo Inaugurated Cargo Operation Between Quito and Los Angeles

With the launch of this new operation, the company will strengthen its presence in Ecuador and offer greater connectivity between South America and North America. With two weekly frequencies from Quito to Los Angeles, Avianca Cargo …


Mariscal Sucre International Airport receives the award for Best Regional Airport in South America for the eighth consecutive year. The Quito air terminal also achieved recognition as the Best Airport Staff in South America, the …

Choice Cargo begins operations of Kalitta airline with charter flights at Quito's Mariscal Sucre Airport

The cargo company will operate two weekly flights between Quito and Miami with Boeing 747-400 airplanes. The new operation will serve to increase the supply of capacity for the export of flowers and other products. The …

Quito Airport is recognized for its quality of passenger experience service

Mariscal Sucre Airport achieved level 4 accreditation (out of a possible 5) in the Airports Council International's Passenger Experience Accreditation program. Accreditation is granted after an audit of more than 20 airport activities. In recent years, …

Quito Airport obtains the Best Regional Airport in South America Award for 7th time

Skytrax, the main organization that evaluates the service offered by airports and airlines worldwide, announced on Thursday, June 16th, the winners of the World Airport Awards in the different categories. Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport …

The use of a mask at the Quito International Airport will not be mandatory

The National Emergency Operations Committee (COE), however, recommends its use The requirements to enter the country or to travel to Galapagos have not changed In compliance with the resolution of the COE, hosted by the Metropolitan …

Quito International Airport renews the 5 stars Skytrax category

Quito International Airport received the renewal of 5-stars rating related to the quality service carried out by the international auditor Skytrax, specialized firm in international air transport. Quito airport achieved the 5-star category for the …

Quiport actively participated in the Ecuador Aviation Day organized by IATA

The meeting, held in Quito, brought together airlines, airports and air transport authorities in the country. Quiport CEO, Ramón Miró, participated in the panel on 'Operational needs for the growth of aviation in Ecuador'. The …

Increase air connectivity with the inauguration of the LATAM Quito-Loja route

On Tuesday, January 4, flight LA 1363 departed from the Quito International Airport to the Catamayo City Airport in Loja- Ecuador, becoming the first flight that LATAM airline operates in this route, which will have …


Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito
Tababela S/N - Via
Quito 170907
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