New Airport in Quito to Open in 2012
June 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
The new 683 million dollar airport servicing Quito, Ecuador is now 78% complete. Officials predict that the airport will be finished by April 2012 and in full operation by October 2012.
The new airport will replace the existing Mariscal Sucre Airport in the center of the city. It will be located in Tababela, roughly 15 miles outside Ecuador’s capital heading north towards Otavalo.
The existing Mariscal Sucre Airport is located within the Quito city limits and has a limited runway as well as noise restrictions. The new airport will open up the ability for Quito to receive larger planes as well as increase exports from the country.
The majority of travelers visiting the Galapagos Islands fly into Quito and visit the city’s historic old city prior to visiting the Galapagos.
The Guayaquil Airport on the coast of Ecuador was voted the #2 Airport by Skytracks Researchbehind the Lima Airport. The new airport in Quito, will provide passengers with similar services as both the Guayaquil and Lima airports ushering in a new level of service for air travel to Quito.