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.
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